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Swim in the River Itchen at Shawford

All abilities

All abilities

Swimming

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Swim in the River Itchen at Compton Lock, just a 10-minute walk up the river path from Shawford. This stunning spot on the crystal-clear shallow river has purpose-built access into a beautiful pool formed by the old lock. It is a very popular place to swim and should be avoided at obvious times if possible. A better option on a busy and hot day is where the river crosses Garnier Road on the outskirts on Winchester.

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General Information
Free entry

Free public use.

Suitable for dogs

Suitable for dogs with easy access to the water. 

Refreshments available on site.

There is a pub in the centre of Shawford

No toilets available

No toilets on site

No camping options nearby

No camping options nearby.

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For more information on the River Itchen check out the Hampshire Council webiste

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Shawford Road, Winchester SO21 2BN, UK

Free parking

Free road-side parking in Shawford, with paid parking  in the station car park as backup. 

Easily accessible by public transport.

Walking distance from Shawford train station





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