[OSS Oxon] OSS Swim the Thames #25 and #26 - Culham Lock to Day's Lock - 10:30am Monday 04 June 2012/10:30am Tuesday 05 June

Chris Dalton seedy at breakingglass.net
Tue Jun 5 20:58:46 BST 2012

Hi All,


Super swims!  More than made up for the miserable bank holiday weather!  Special thanks to Adam “Health and Safety” Stocks for not organizing the efforts!  Details are below.  I’ve added a new field showing how far I have driven in this ridiculous endeavor that we are on!


Distance travelled:  4.59 and 4.95 km

Total distance travelled:  118.19 km

Distance travelled since Cricklade:  95.87 km

Distance remaining to Teddington Lock:  127.31 km

Distance remaining to Sea Reach No1 Buoy:  238.37 km


Distance Driven:  2794.1km


Map and track etc on the blog:  http://www.swimthethames.com





From: ossoxon-bounces at earth.li [mailto:ossoxon-bounces at earth.li] On Behalf Of Sefryn Penrose
Sent: 27 May 2012 12:58
To: OSS Oxon
Subject: [OSS Oxon] OSS Swim the Thames #25 and #26 - Culham Lock to Day's Lock - 10:30am Monday 04 June 2012/10:30am Tuesday 05 June


Dear Jubilee Junebugs, 

On the Spring/Jubilee bank holidays, we will have two swims, on Monday and Tuesday, with an overnight stay near Wallingford on Monday night. All are welcome, to one, both and/or the camp. Please let me know re: camping so I have an idea of numbers. We will be barbecuing on Monday night, so do bring food and drink for yourselves and/or to share. 

At this stage, I am not sure of facilities - the campsite is not a commercial campsite but one just for us that Jeremy has staked out so, although not 'wild' per se, it may well be 'wild' when it comes to some of the finer comforts. Be prepared! The campsite is on the river and we hope - weather and access permitting - to have an evening dip/midnight swim.

Adam has heroically staked out this swim - no mean feat as there will be a few tricksy road closures over the weekend which will require your full attention. Adam's skeleton plan for the whole weekend is below and he will supply us with faff and shuttle details on arrival. There is likely to be some walking. The river may also still be fast flowing and there are likely to be many boatists out and about, so extreme 'elf 'n' safety rules may still apply. 

If you are unable to come for the swim on Monday but would like to camp, let me know and I will send details of time and directions to meet us as we go to pitch camp, or come along later...

Can I emphasise at this point that the Clifton Hampden bridge will be closed, so parking is in the village on the left/north bank, NOT in the carpark by the Barley Mow.

Swim 25: Culham Lock to Clifton Lock (approx. 4.4km)
Swim 26: Clifton Lock to Day's Lock (approx 4.9km)

The bad news: they're both quite long. 
The good news: that's more or less one Dart 10km over a weekend to burn off any Jubilee cupcakes.

These swims are equivalent to Michael Worthington's swim 35 Culham Lock to Clifton Lock and swim 36 Clifton Lock to Day's Lock, in I ♥ the Thames. 

We have missed a few old friends of late, so it would be lovely to have you back this weekend dear chums. Also if anyone needs lifts etc. beyond the normal, do let me know as we can bear it in mind in the planning stages....

Many thanks Adam for your footwork and council highways department wrangling. 

Jeremy & Sef and the Climbing Perch of Clifton Hampden

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*	OMG Your tour guide is Adam! ;-) 07900 403240
*	NB Clifton Hampden bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic for the duration of the BH w/e and beyond.
*	NB Long Wittenham High St is closed on Monday (10:00-18:00), due to a street party.
*	So, basically, to keep it simple, standard taxi driver advice will apply:
*	DO NOT GO SOUTH OF THE RIVER !!! (not in a vehicle, anyway). 


*	Monday 04 Jun 2012 10:30: Culham Lock car park (same initial meeting point as for last swim on 19 May 12) (http://goo.gl/maps/BHxb).
*	Tuesday 05 Jun 2012 10:30: Clifton Hampden main village (North of River), parking by the Church (http://goo.gl/maps/J1zC).


*	Monday 04 Jun 2012: Culham Lock to Clifton Lock.
*	Tuesday 05 Jun 2012: Clifton Lock to Day's Lock.


*	Both days 14:00: Barley Mow pub in Clifton Hampden (South of River; ie on the "cut off" side).
*	NB We will be walking over the bridge from / to the main village on both days. (Pedestrians are allowed.)


*	Campsite is booked.
*	Arrangement is that we will all arrive together on Monday afternoon, ie no pre-pitching on Monday morning.
*	So details and directions will be supplied at pub over lunch on Monday.
*	Just bring a tent. ;-)






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