[OSS Oxon] OSS Swim the Thames #17 - Danger Bridge to Folly Bridge - Sun13Nov11 at 10:30am

Sefryn Penrose sefryn at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 10:11:43 GMT 2011

 People of the Isis! It is time for the triumphal entrance to Oxford (part
3). With this fine scholarly city as our backdrop, we will be epically
engaged in an elemental struggle: humankind and nature. From Danger to

No really. We will be starting at Danger Bridge at Port Meadow and swimming
down to Folly Bridge, a distance of 3.09km. The route will take us past
such exciting Oxford sites as the station! allotments! Osney Mead
industrial estate! Avis car hire! the ice rink! We will also be a part of
Oxford's great swimming traditions - at Port Meadow, where swimming galas
were held in times past, and at Folly Bridge, the starting line for the
annual police vs. carworkers race of former years.

As the route goes through the city, shuttling is going to be a little
complicated but the plan is to meet at* 10.30am *on* Sunday 13th* at the
Hinksey pool car park (marked with green arrow) off Abingdon Road:


We will then shuttle some cars and all swimmers to the Walton Well car park
at Port Meadow (green arrow):


Walton Well carpark has recently started charging and it is possible that
Hinksey has too, so if you're driving bring a pound coin or two.

We'll then swim down to Folly Bridge. We'll have a small walk along
Abingdon Road from our exit point to the car so bring something you can
walk in - less than 5 mins but on pavement. If we can find closer parking
possibilities, we can relocate before we start.

We'll then have a pub lunch at the Head of the River, a converted riverside
warehouse on Folly Bridge.

The throw-downers who did this swim last weekend say the river was a toasty
11 degrees and a good time was had by all.

See you there, toyers with danger, flirters with folly,

Jeremy & Sef & the indomitable inexpectatum pleco of the Isis

*e-mail: Oxford at outdoorswimmingsociety.com


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