Hockwold Common

Please note: all swims are at our own risk. Including a location does not indicate that it is recommended or that it is safe; each must do their own risk assessment each time they swim or travel to a location. I accept no liability for the choices that people make. There is Swim Safety info on this website, and on Outdoor Swimming Society website, Survive section.
Please follow the Outdoor Swimmers Code, and Outdoor Swimming Society advice on responsible swimming at this time.

County Norfolk (other side of river is Suffolk)
River Little Ouse
Swim location name Hockwold Common or the Lode, Moor Drove, Hockwold cum Wilton
Grid reference TL 736 873
Latitude 52.455968
Longitude 0.55324316
Nearest postcode

IP26 4NF – but do not go here, it is a private house! Use the other locators and follow the directions in Other info below.

Other info Either park in the village, near the church/ pub/ cross, and walk down, or many people drive down (though this could be an issue as part of the route is a bridleway then a common). Go down Church Lane, carry on until the tarmac stops then fork left to take the track down to the common (can be a little bit rough). Don’t continue on the tarmac road. Please respect this small rural village and quiet river spot. There can be some antisocial behaviour in summer. As usual, follow the  Outdoor Swimmers Code, which includes going that bit further and helping to tackle these issues if you are willing to do so.See map:  https://www.imogensriverswims.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Hockwold-swim-spots.jpg

On gridreferencefinder website

Swim account https://www.imogensriverswims.co.uk/blog/hockwold-common-norfolk-swims-for-60th/
Wild swim map [no longer active]
What3Words rivals.name.private
river and grass banks
Hockwold Common, looking upstream

[swim log 677, 844, 902]

swims and swim places, and related issues