Following the great stour river from here you ll meander from an open and sunny expanse to shaded woodlands which eventually lead to a wild lake that s only accessible by swimming or canoe. River stour wimborne minster dorset the romans were very good swimmers it was a requirement of joining the army and the old roman.
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River stour kent swimming. Disclaimer water can be dangerous we swam in a group where two of us are very experienced swimmers and used life jackets where appropriate. Fordwich is thought by some to be england s smallest town. Pier road gillingham me7 1tt contact.
Here you will find campsites and touring grounds nearby the river stour at fordwich in kent which provides wild swimmers with an unusually varied open water swimming experience. Experienced swimmers can enter the river stour in several places including a mooring platform near the fordwich arms. This is a great spot for canoeing.
20 of britain s best wild swimming spots. From the open sunny drifts immediately outside of fordwich to the wooded secluded stretches some two miles down river and finally through the lowlands of the stodmarch nature reserve where you will be sharing your. River stour fordwich kent.
Flowing through england s smallest town the river is first open and sunny then becomes wooded and secretive leading to a wild lake. People congregated in sandwich every morning and were given instructions of places to search in a desperate bid to find the little boy. River stour fordwich kent.
Set off from the old town hall and follow the path downstream along the stour. Currents can vary surfaces are often rocky and slippery and rivers are not monitored by lifeguards. Fordwich might be england s smallest town but it still manages to squeeze in a top notch wild swimming spot.
The river stour in kent is a river in the south east of england. Gillingham strand leisure pool. Off a23 2 miles north east of canterbury sturry train station.
Despite all of their best efforts lucas was found dead in the river on august 21. Rising in the kent countryside it flows east towards the sea meandering in parts. Swimming in rivers is not recommended for inexperienced swimmers or children.
It then enters the north sea at pegwell bay a stunning shingle beach with marshland and white cliffs lining breaking the skyline. Adults 4 90 child 3 10 this outdoor 25 metre pool includes a lazy river built alongside built when the 122 year old pool was refurbished in 1994 open every day from 11am 5pm. Paddlers should be aware that the lower parts towards the bay are tidal so it s important to check tide timetables.
Fordwich river great stour. Thousands of volunteers got involved to help look along the stour and the surrounding area in the five day search. Understand the risks of where you are swimming.