Mids Sat 10.08.19 Great Ouse (& Welland)

Please note: all swims are at our own risk. Including a location does not indicate that it is safe; we must do our own risk assessment. Swim Safety info on this website.


See Itinerary for Herts, Beds, Northants 9-12 August

Location info via the Places page


Saturday 10 August

Wellingborough

Possible swim spot – 2010 press article mentions the locks near Embankment

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Wellingborough

Earls Barton, SW of Wellingborough

From car park walk to river. Shallow entry at end of path, or turn right and go in at the second fishing platform.

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Earls Barton

Great Ouse swims

screenshot 6 Ouse swim spots, link to live Googlemap
Thanks to The flOusies group for map. Note that this shows places they swim (plus one I have added), not recommendations that they are safe. We all take responsibility for our own safety and assessment.

Places people swim in the area, flOusies Google map – with thanks! Note that this shows places they swim (plus one I have added), not recommendations that they are safe. We all take responsibility for our own safety and assessment.

The group also do OuseTreks, when they swim a stretch of the river together (at own risk), and have put together a fantastic Google map of the routes

Olney

Olney on wild swim map

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Olney
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Olney

Tyringham Bridge

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Tyringham Bridge

Newton Blossomville

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Newton Blossomville
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Thanks to The flOusies group for map. Note that this shows a place they swim, not a recommendation that it is safe. Newton Blossomville. We all take responsibility for our own safety and assessment.

Harrold Mill/Odell

Parking on north side of bridge, east side of road. Walk down path towards bridge, to shallow entry from beaches. Mostly shallow, with a deep pool with weir. Take care in the white water, and follow the usual safety guidelines.

There have been drownings here, most recently in 2018, so there are likely to be local sensitivities. But it is not clear why the place is any more dangerous than other outdoor spots.

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Harrold Mill/BridgeFelmersham and Pinchmill Islands

Felmersham on wild swim map

Easy access by bridge on slipway.

It is worth a walk (or kayak/canoe) to Pinchmill Islands for a lovely place to swim in small pools, paddle and explore. There is only one small sign saying No swimming or paddling, which can easily be ignored.

About Pinchmill Islands on local website

And exact location:  Grid Ref: SP 9969 5886 • X/Y co-ords: 499699, 258866 • Lat/Long: 52.21900177,-0.54203679

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Felmersham and Pinchmill Islands

Great Barford

Great Barford on wild swim map

Park by the church, enter by slipway by bridge, or from grass above bridge, on the north bank.

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Great Barford
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Great Barford. Thanks to The flOusies group for map. Note that this shows a place they swim, not a recommendation that it is safe. We all take responsibility for our own safety and assessment.

St Neots

(Eynesbury/Coneygeare/Riverside Park)

St Neots on wild swim map

There are inaccurate and unhelpful signs saying No Swimming, but as a navigable water and public land there can be no enforceable ban here. Take care about boats, the current, and take the usual safety precautions.

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St Neots. Thanks to The flOusies group for map. Note that this shows a place they swim, not a recommendation that it is safe. We all take responsibility for our own safety and assessment.
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St Neots

 

See Itinerary for Herts, Beds, Northants 9-12 August

Location info for other days:

Fri 09.08.19 Nene, Welland and nearby

Sun 11.08.19 Beds venue, river, lidos

Mon 12.08.19 Beds & Herts lidos, river, lake

Please note: all swims are at our own risk. Including a location does not indicate that it is safe; we must do our own risk assessment. Swim Safety info on this website.

swims and swim places