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Where can I swim?
Needs to be within cycling distance of hailsham really. I know quite a few of you are local. Can I swim at exceat? Is the river ok or will I get run over?
It has changed recently and there is a lot more detail than there used to be. Looks like there are a couple of lidos and a river to the west of you. I have no idea about distances and whether you would be able to cycle that far.
You can even see who recommended the location and try to get in contact with them via the OSS facebook page, or by messaging them.
Yes, had a look. i know the Pells as have swum there a lot. didn't know about swimming in that particular river, was on one of my regular running routes in the past, is cyclable.
I was wondering about Cuckmere Haven. Is swimming in rivers permissable?
edit to rephrase.
The Cuckmere is tidal all the way up to Alfriston. Not much water in it when the tide is out and strong flows when it is on its way in. The dead river is full of weed and not very deep. Good for canoeing but not for swimming.
I used to sail at Piddinghoe pond. That might be a possibility - but don't know if swimming is allowed there.
Was hoping you'd be along soon FB, but poo news. I will avoid Cuckmere haven then. it's a pity as I run out there quite often.
Pells closes in about a week so I'll stick to the sea then untiless it's too rough for me. I'm a wimp.
Just been in the sea. It was warm. Still quite warm air temp as well.
I have a phobia of sharks.
I also worry in case the tide is very strong, I know it's not that bad, I've only ever swum with company exceopt once or twice at Cooden Beach on my way home from work.
I need to gain more experience in the sea really, I'm still not that comfortable with it.
That's interesting FB. The Solent is about 2° warmer than normal for this time of year, because of the nice spring that we had. Last measured temperature was 21°C a couple of weeks ago.
It probably helps that the Solent is sheltered, whereas you would get the cold water from the ocean.