Mids Sun 11.08.19 Beds venue, river, lidos

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


Sunday 11 August

Box End Park

https://www.boxendpark.com/open-water-swimming/

You can train as a guest for a charge of £5 per day pass (This should be paid to a member of staff at reception on arrival).

Download a registration form

Box End Park, Box End Rd, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 8RN

For SAT NAV postcode is MK43 8RQ.

RAIL: The nearest train station is Bedford, approximately 4 miles from Box End Park. Bedford Station has direct access to London St Pancras International and Channel Tunnel Rail links. A taxi rank is located outside the station. A taxi will cost approximately £6.

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Box End Park, west of Bedford

Forest of Marston Vale

The Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedford MK43 0PR. Busy cafe, good cakes. Pay to park or walk from:

Park in a layby off Bedford Road, walk a very short way down to the lake, then down steps to a string of beaches. Steep drop from shallow edge, keep close to shore as power boat centre on opposite side of lake.

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Marston Vale / Stewartby Lake

Stony Stratford

Stony Stratford on wild swim map

There is a handy car park right by the river – but a low height barrier, and parking outside blocks the pavement.

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Stony Stratford
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Stoney Stratford. 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.]

Blue Lagoon

From nature reserve trust: The main entrance is off Drayton Road, to the west of the main railway line, at SP871322 (see OS Explorer map 192 or OS Landranger map 152 or MK City Atlas ref. 13Q). At this point a signpost directs you to under the railway and right into the car park. Here you will find a notice board showing a plan of the site.

NOTE: a height barrier, but you can park near to it.

From diving club: Diving is 10:30 on Sunday. Sat-nav users should follow directions to MK2 3BB.

Many entry points to water, more discreet ones on opposite side than diving point.

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Blue Lagoon
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Blue Lagoon

Eversholt Swimming Pool
(open 13.00-19.00 on Sunday)
Recreation Ground, Eversholt, MK17 9DT
Eversholt Swimming Pool on Facebook
To contact the pool during opening hours, call (01525) 280515

Woburn lido

Woburn lido on Facebook
Crawley Road, Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9QG
t: 01525 290611

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Woburn lido and parking

17.00 Kimpton pool: I was allowed to swim by kind invitation of the owners of this members only pool. Their waiting list is currently closed. It is just outside Kimpton, nr Harpenden. @kimptonpoolclub

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

Location info for other days:

Fri  09.08.19 Nene, Welland and nearby

Sat 10.08.19 Great Ouse

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.

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