Fordham, near Downham Market

July 2019 – nasty green algae bloom so don’t swim here until it has gone!

County Norfolk
River Great Ouse Cut Off Channel
Swim location name Fordham, near Downham Market
Grid reference TL614995
Latitude 52.56976
Longitude 0.380402
Nearest postcode PE38 0LW
Other info Don’t confuse with other Fordhams, eg in Cambs. Take a by road off the A10, an even smaller road off that, then a small track off that road going towards the bridge, with a car park on your left. From the car park walk up to the bridge, turn right through the gate, down to a little structure on the river bank where there is easy access with firm edge, and there are other entry points where you can walk into the water. Can be weedy in summer, and warm, though exposed to the breeze.
Swim account



gate with sign " No canoeing, no bathing, no swimming"
Entrance gate by the bridge
OS map of the area
map showing Fordham and Hilgay, Cut Off Channel and Wissey



[swim log 792, 901]




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