Itinerary Sept Suffolk swim trip part 2

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).

You can read about my other treks in East Anglia in the Swims section. Read Quick report of the trip

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.

Location info for 21 22 Sept


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
16.45 Holbrook
(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)
10.00 Sizewell
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)
16.45 Ufford
17.30 Wilford Bridge
18.30 Parham

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.

Suffolk county map
sea and beach huts and swimmers
water and vegetation
A large clay pond

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