Friday 12 July
11.00 Outwell Location info and map
14.00 South Kyme, R Slea/Kyme Eau [I didn’t swim here]
Swim from the boat moorings, High Street, East end of village
Find all the outdoor pools in The Lido Guide, as well as links below. Some have limited opening times, so check before you go.
18.30 Woodhall Spa Jubilee pool
Woodhall Spa LN10 6QQ
20.30 Anderby Creek
Saturday 13 July
12.30 secret lake nearby
14.00 Farndon, River Trent on wild swim map
Find the boat slipway right in front of the pub, next to the car park (which has toilets), or walk upstream along the Trent, and there is a very small beach area to get in. There are frequently boat users, including sea scouts and the rowing club, so advice from locals is to wear a tow float for visibility. Also fishermen occasionally, so be aware of lines and other fishing type detritus, so best to wear shoes. The current is quite strong, so swim upstream first, and be aware.
17.00 Bourne outdoor swimming pool
Abbey Lawns, Abbey Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9EP
Sunday 14 July
8.00 Pode Hole Corner near Spalding. The swim is where two drains meet above the tidal lock. There are some steps cut into bank, but it is steep, and quite awkward to get in, so check you can get out. [I didn’t swim here]
10.00 Dog in a Doublet Location info and map
13.00 Gildenburgh Water Location info and map
15.00 Milton Ferry bridge Location info and map
Stamford, west of, River Welland. Drive on A6121 towards A1, take road down to Tinwell Pumping Station, couple of parking places – before river and over bridge, walk down to weir. Be aware that it can be busy on summer evenings. You can also walk up or down the river and find other beaches and entry points.
Monday 15 July (morning)
09.30 Stamford, River Welland, on wild swim map. Can be weedy in summer, and entry could be tricky. Walk round to find a suitable point, or further upstream to find other entry points.
Park on the road or in spaces south of the bridge, walk down a small footpath west of the bridge, go in upstream from the platform under the bridge
Three Holes, near Outwell/Nordelph
Park at end of Bardike Rd, or by bridge, and walk down beside Middle Level Main Drain. There are steep banks and reeds etc, but 3 angling steps and platforms on the North side, and 2 on the south. By the bridge in the village is a mooring with No Swimming signs. You would need some kind of rope or ladder to get back out here.
Rivers Wissey/Great Ouse
Park at Fordham and walk across, about 1.5/2 miles. Get in where you can, either under railway bridge, perhaps at mooring, or I used an extraction pipe and there was a little bank. It might be possible to approach and get in from the Ouse Bridge side; I haven’t looked.
[swim log 993-1012]