Swan Upping 2017

Swan Upping, the annual census of the Thames’ swan population, is now underway.

Yesterday the Swan Uppers, Her Majesty’s and the Vinters’, arrived at Romney Lock below Windsor Castle and toasted the Queen.

The skiffs carrying the party will continue to move upstream all this week following this timetable:

Tuesday 18 July

Eton Bridge 08.45 – Departure point

Boveney Lock 09.45

Boulters Lock 13.00

Cookham Bridge 14.00

Marlow Lock 17.30

Two Brewers at Marlow, on the rare ‘inland towpath’, is usually visited by the Swan Uppers

Wednesday 19 July

Marlow Bridge 09.00 – Departure point

Hurley Lock 10.30

Hambleden Lock 12.00

Henley Town 13.30

Marsh Lock 15.30

Shiplake Lock 17.00

Sonning Bridge 18.00


Thursday 20 July

Sonning 09.00 – Departure point

Caversham Lock 10.15

Mapledurham Lock 12.15

Goring Lock 17.00

Moulsford 18.00


Friday 21 July

Moulsford 09.00 – Departure point

Benson Lock 10.15

Clifton Hampden Bridge 13.00

Culham Lock 16.15

Abingdon Bridge 17.00

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