It’s always nice to discover somewhere new, (especially now restrictions are easing a little and you can travel further a field) as it has felt like groundhog day some mornings 😉 A friend recently recommended a spot on the Thames for wild swimming near The Flower Pot Pub in Aston, Henley on Thames.

On Monday we had an Inset day so we decided to go and explore. Ferry Lane, which leads down to the pub, is a two way road but it’s a single track with a few laybys. Once you reach The Flower Pot Pub (on your left), take the right ish fork next to the pub and carry on.  Towards the end of the track there is a small parking area, which when we arrived was full, so we turned around and parked on the roadside which was fine (the road widens towards the river). I would imagine weekends get busy, so probably worth going early to get a parking place or heading there mid week.

Once parked up we walked towards the Thames and turned left through the gates and walked along the river and found a spot to settle down. It was such a beautiful sunny day, the children really enjoyed paddling in the water and using their fishing nets. It’s a great spot for wild swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking. We spent a really enjoyable few hours watching the children play whilst boats sail past.

If you fancy a walk there are 3 circular walks of varying lengths (3.1, 5.5 and 5.8 miles) that start and end at The Flower Pot Pub. Find out more here.

The Flower Pot

Address: Aston, Henley on Thames, RG9 3DG