Great Ouse Huntingdon to Ely

Friday 24 May

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general map 1 for the first four swims
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general map 2 for first four swims

Overcote
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 slipway. Be aware of boats.

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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

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Port Holme, Godmanchester, Huntingdon. Post Street car park is small, PE292AQ, not far from Huntingdon rail station. Walk towards the lock, where you can get in by a canoe portage platform.

mapEarith. Contact me if you want to join us by kind permission of the marina . 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.

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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.

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Ely map for last swim
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Ely showing route to Cuckoo Bridge

Reminder: all swims at your own risk and taking responsibility for your own safety (https://www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com/oss-swim-responsibility-statement/).

More info here: https://www.imogensriverswims.co.uk/blog/cambridgeshire-plan-for-late-may-swims-for-60th/

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