[OSS RATS] [OSS Oxon] OSS Swim the Thames #15 - Cassington Cut to Kings Lock - Sun09Oct11 at 10:30am Trout Inn Godstow / Lower Wolvercote
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Mon Oct 3 12:02:10 BST 2011
Just to add: for parking, there is also a (free) public car park
nearby, which would
be better to park in as The Trout gets rather busy at weekends.
Green arrow marks the spot:
On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 7:59 PM, Jeremy Wellingham <jeremy at wellingham.com> wrote:
> The weather's lovely and may still be lovely next Sunday as we push on
> towards Oxford, hopefully arriving at the outskirts at Port Meadow by the
> end of October and before the first snow. In this penultimate leg to our
> intermediate goal of Oxford we will be swimming from Cassington Cut to Kings
> lock, both locations are a bit out in the sticks so we will have a pre-swim
> warm up walk, followed by the swim and concluding with a post swim warm down
> walk. This corresponds to the remainder of swim #27 in Michael Worthington's
> book, 'I Love the Thames' and will be around 3km.
> We're meeting in the car park of the Trout Inn at Godstow / Lower Wolvercote
> at 10:30am on Sunday 9th October 2011 - Green Arrow marks the spot:
> From there we will walk along the Oxford Greenbelt Way that conveniently
> cuts the corner of the meandering Thames, skirts the Wytham Great Wood and
> joins the Thames path at our entry point opposite the Cassington Cut.
> Getting in here (another green arrow):
> (Need to scroll north to find green arrow due to the vagaries of Google Maps
> remote locations.)
> We will pass the joining of the Evenlode tributary - will there be a cooling
> If we continue to have the logistical support of our excellent bank side
> crew we can stop for late elevenses at what looks like a beach from Google
> Satellite about halfway along just here - before the S bend in the river:
> Carry on to the our exit point at Kings Lock:
> Where we can walk back along the tow path to the cars at the Trout and have
> a spot of lunch, outside on the terrace in the glorious sunshine:
> Do come along, bring a friend and make the most of the late summer.
> Sef and Jeremy and the basking barbel of the crystal clear Thames
> e-mail: Oxford at outdoorswimmingsociety.com
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