3rd-April-2017, 09:55 AM
Castle Mill Stream Oxford
Can anyone help me with this little loop in Oxford please?
Planning a trip around Oxford hoping to take in Bulstake Stream but maybe include a paddle back up the Castle Mill Stream on the way back. Is this practical these days? I recall an awkward climb round at one point, is there a way round this?
Thanks in advance.
3rd-April-2017, 11:38 PM
There is a climb around one weir, but I managed it when we paddled the loop last Autumn.
4th-April-2017, 08:06 AM
Thanks Fran. Is this where you have to club a wall about 4 ft high and haul your boats after you and then there is a very low bridge? Or am I thinking of somewhere else?
8th-April-2017, 07:48 AM
That's the one - we clambered up the wall and hauled the boats up the sluice. The bridge in question is low, (but not 'very low' by my standards - i.e. didn't scrape my gunwales )
Some pics for your edifyment by a friend in the Canoe-camping Club:
F2680 Portage point, Jenny showing her legs! by Shaun Mahoney, on Flickr
F2681 Getting Kayaks up! by Shaun Mahoney, on Flickr
AS0032776 Surely not, will Norman fit under! by Shaun Mahoney, on Flickr
Hope that helps!
8th-April-2017, 01:23 PM
That's great thanks Fran. It all comes flooding back. Now I just have to remember which left turn I take to get back onto the Thames.
9th-April-2017, 07:07 PM
Shaun has a map of the trip in his flcikr account:
2) Paddle Map 1 of 2 by Shaun Mahoney, on Flickr
9th-April-2017, 09:16 PM
Just seen on Facebook you paddled this today!