Friday 24 May 2019
In Over, turn right onto Chain Rd, just before church, if arriving on Willingham Rd. Go to the end of the road to the river. Easy access on a new slipway. Be aware of boats.
Houghton Mill – get in at beach by cafe. Can use national trust car park, free to members, also possible to walk across from Hemingford Abbots
Port Holme, Godmanchester, Huntingdon. Post Street car park is small, PE292AQ, not far from Huntingdon rail station. Walk away from the chinese bridge towards the lock, where I got in by a canoe portage platform just before it.
Earith. I invited people to contact me, as we had the kind permission of the marina, subject to them knowing who was coming on that day. Or join the river from the footpath to the west of the marina where there is a muddy beach; it might be worth walking along to find a better get in point. Be aware of boats.
Ely (E) – Cuckoo Bridge.
Park on Queen Adelaide way, either near the pumping station or the footbridge. Cross the high footbridge and follow the path around past an industrial place and down onto a little promontory with fishing platforms where we can get in. You can also get in at mooring place. Swim up to Cuckoo Bridge and under into the broad water towards the river Great Ouse. Or you can get in to the Great Ouse near the parking place at a fishing station.
Reminder: all swims at your own risk and taking responsibility for your own safety (https://www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com/oss-swim-responsibility-statement/).
Find location info for all 21 swims in the Places section