Thursday, 28 July 2011

messing about on the river...

Yesterday we enjoyed a family day out on the river. We went to the Trout Inn at Lechlade and hired a boat to adventure down the River Thames. Armed with our picnic basket, and swimming costumes we journeyed to the Cheese Wharf and Buscot Weir, two places listed in the Wild Swimming book, although it was too overcast, windy and cold for us to jump in!

We made do with eating our sandwiches and feeding the crusts to the swan (Ted!) on the way back! We did discover the quintessentially English village of Kelmscot just a few miles further down the road, Kelmscot Manor is where William Morris lived and is truly delightful, well worth a visit.


  1. How funny - I was reading about Lechlade this week (newpaper article I think) and pondering making a visit this summer after looking it up in Wild Swimming. Looks lovely!

  2. Hi Emma, I'm new to your blog but wanted to say hello. I've been really enjoying reading through your archives. I also have 2 young children and grew up in Lechlade! (We now live in Suffolk). Have just bought a bell tent too and have our first camping trip booked for next weekend... much excitement ahead I'm sure. All the best for a happy Summer, Anna


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