Parking is available at the NT car park on Hither Way (£2 for non-NT members (2013)).
The river can be accessed by walking down the road past the river and turning left into the field adjoining the river via a stile in the wall.
Cows are often in the field, but don't tend to cause any problems.
You will notice a large beach area, which is used by the cows. If you carry on upstream, past the small rapids, you will notice a slight drop and a smaller beach area. There is a single swing rope fixed to a tree on the East side and this is the ideal place to swim.
Some areas are deeper than 2m metres, but there are plenty of shallow areas on the West side of the river - that closest to the Abbey - if you want to stand or need to take a break.
- Flashy river / prone to flooding
This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.
In some areas the current can be quite strong.