Bev Kelly: The River Teme in Ludlow is well known locally for swimming and there is even a notice next to the mill and weir about the history of swimming by the bridge. Although you can access the river from either side at any point along river side, I went in the easy way off an old jetty where the council used to hire boats. It was a beautiful day, and there was no one about.
The river is fairly slow in that area, but lovely and wide with plenty of scope for long swims or just paddling about. I Swam on my back watching the buzzards wheel about over Ludlow castle. Perfect. There is a car park and public toilets just a hundred yards away from the cafe and mill.
It is quite deep, so only for confident swimmers and if you get a bit close to the weir, it can be hard work.
Gordon Cartwright: Access is from the Millennium Green next to the Dinham bridge.
About 200 yards upstream there is a public park (at SO 5072 7463). The car park is £1 a day and there is wooden staging and a floating pontoon, which might be the jetty mentioned in the original post.
Gordon Cartwright: The mill is: http://www.ludlowmillonthegreen.co.uk/