Swanton Morley mill pond is my local swim, with a big pool with waterfall and rope swing, some white water to splash in below the bridge (pictured), and some stretches of river nearby for long deep peaceful swims. The mill pond area is very popular for local families, with picnics, swimming and splashing in the shallow sandy edge of the pool perfect for children. The farmer allows us to use this lovely area, so please respect it by taking away your litter and don't light fires or barbecues.
Swimming and kayaking is possible in a short stretch of stream above the weir. Minimal parking in laybys nearby, otherwise cycle. Please don't leave litter from picnics and please don't have campfires. In shade by late afternoon.
This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.
Some masonry under the top weir, walk through first to check