This swim trip was 9-12 August 2019, in Herts, Beds, and Northants. Itinerary put up in advance. Rivers Lea, Great Ouse, Nene, Welland, and some lakes and lidos. Latest monthly swim trek in East Anglia and Eastern England (in six months of swims to mark the year I became 60, in which I’m inviting people to join me to swim or explore at our own risk or sponsor me if they would like).
I met local swimmers to explore or swim together at our own risk (in line with OSS). I updated the itinerary here on my website to fit in or to respond to comments.
Location info via the Places page (bottom of page), or see links below.
You can read about my other treks in East Anglia in the Swims section
My swims are not very long or fast, but I like exploring new places and revisiting some old favourites. I have swims/dips in rivers, lakes, outdoor swimming pools (heated or otherwise), one or two organised venues (as long as their prices and rules are not excessive).
Friday 9 August
Nene, Welland and nearby
11.00 Wansford Bridge
12.30 Tansor (look at Cotterstock and RMEP
16.00 Cottingham and nearby Eyebrook reservoir
Saturday 10 August
mainly Great Ouse
7.30 Earls Barton, near Wellingborough
10.30 Newton Blossomville
12.00 Harrold Mill
13.00 Felmersham and Pinchmill Islands
16.30 Great Barford
18.30 St Neots
Sunday 11 August
Beds venue, river, clay lakes, lidos
8.00 Box End Park
10.00 Forest of Marston Vale lake
12.00 Stony Stratford then Blue Lagoon
15.00 Eversholt lido
16.00 Woburn lido
17.00 Kimpton pool: Extra swim, limited numbers were invited to join me, by kind invitation of the owners of this members only pool.
Monday 12 August
Lidos and other places in Beds and Herts
8.00 Letchworth lido
10.00 Hitchin lido
13.00 Hemel Hempstead lido
16.30 Ware lido
18.00 Hartham Common
Location info for all days:
Fri 09.08.19 Nene, Welland and nearby
Sat 10.08.19 Great Ouse
Sun 11.08.19 Beds venue, river, lidos
Mon 12.08.19 Beds & Herts lidos, river, lake