Itinerary Herts, Beds & nearby 9-12 August. Great Ouse, Nene, lidos

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
14.00 Wadenhoe
16.00 Cottingham and nearby Eyebrook reservoir

Saturday 10 August
mainly Great Ouse

7.30 Earls Barton, near Wellingborough
9.00 Olney
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




river and trees
river and bridge
Great Barford
river and trees
Hartham Common