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Depend on no-one but yourself – Buscot Lock

Tip 10 – Depend on no-one but yourself Buscot Lock is a quaint spot on the upper Thames much loved by the boating fraternity being the smallest of the 45 locks on the Thames. The manual beam-equipped pound lock was built in 1790, although today it looks just as it did more than 200 years ago. Before the lock was built, there was a flash weir, where boats would ‘run the rapids’ downstream... read more

Accept that there is never complete right or wrong – Radcot Bridge

Tip 70 – Accept that there is never complete right or wrong Radcot Bridge crosses the River Thames at Radcot in Oxfordshire carrying the A4095 road across the river above Radcot Lock. Adjoining the bridge is the delightful Swan Inn and slight earthworks known as Matilda’s Castle. There are three stone bridges at this point on the Thames, Radcot Bridge itself plus the ‘Canal Bridge’ and ‘Pidnell... read more

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