This was the itinerary for the second part of my next monthly swim trek in East Anglia (in six months of swims to mark the year I become 60), for 20/21 Sept in South Suffolk. Please sponsor me if you would like to.
I revised the plan on the days, and some locations turned out not be swimmable, because of time, weather, tides, water levels or weed. I met local swimmers or groups to swim together at our own risk (in line with OSS).
My swims are not very long or fast, but I like exploring new places and revisiting some old favourites. I know many of these but would like to find new spots. I had swims/dips in the sea, rivers, lakes and tidal rivers.
Sat 21 Sept
07.45 Needham Market
(08.45 Bramford – paddle, too weedy, time short)
10.30 Felixstowe with Swimscapes
(12.00 Fore Street Baths, Ipswich – missed out, time & parking)
13.00 Chelmondiston Pin Mill with Swim Walks
(14.30 Alton Water – paddle, as ran out of time)
15.30 Stratford St Mary
(17.45 Bures – paddle, as ran out of time)
(18.30 Sudbury Old Bathing Place – missed as ran out of time)
Sun 22 Sept
(08.45 Eastbridge – paddle, too weedy)
11.30 Aldeburgh, at the Maggie Hambling shell
(13.00 Iken Cliff – missed, low barrier and low tide)
14.30 Shingle Street
(15.30 East Lane, Bawdsey – missed, time and weather)
17.30 Wilford Bridge
I swam in some of these on my A12 swim journey in 1916
Please note: all swims are at our own risk. Including a location does not indicate that it is safe; we must do our own risk assessment. Swim Safety info on this website.
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