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brickie

Thames cruise imminent

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Ok , so, cruising down Oxford towards Thames and then Kenney and Avon to Bath. Is it worth the trip to Lechlade or give it a miss. Any thoughts or tips on cruise. 56ft NB.

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Yes Lechlade and beyond is worth the trip.

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Yes it's worth the trip but I'd wind just before the official end of navigation for powered craft...i.e. Before the bridge by the round house....it's a tad silted up after it.....that's an hour of my life that could have been better spent! 

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What official end for navigation? The public right of navigation on the Thames extends far beyond Inglesham. Some years ago we took Fulbourne,  a full length ex working boat, way beyond, although we did have to come back backwards for some distance until we could find a point to wind.

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2004 we got as far as this sandbank 

https://goo.gl/maps/bbypjTbwMZP2

Stopped us getting Parglena to Hannington bridge :( I believe that we got a barge furthur up the Thames than anyone in the previous 75 years. One or two narrowboats have made it further but no barges.

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1 hour ago, David Mack said:

What official end for navigation? The public right of navigation on the Thames extends far beyond Inglesham. Some years ago we took Fulbourne,  a full length ex working boat, way beyond, although we did have to come back backwards for some distance until we could find a point to wind.

The bit in all the guides which says you are advised to stop/wind here. I know technically you can go further but not only wasn't I that brave I also beached on a sandbank. Maybe I was unlucky but I certainly wasn't going any further! 

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Kelmscott House is also worth a visit, an hour or two before you get to Lechlade.  It's a lovely bit of river, very isolated.

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