Buscot Weir
Buscot Weir
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  • blossom219
    Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom426 contributions
    Lovely walk
    It is very picturesque around the weir and locks, it’s well maintained and signposted. There is a lovely walk along the river and plenty to see as you walk. There is also information boards contain information about the history of the weir and also Buscot which is interesting. There is good car parking in Buscot village which is signposted. You can walk into Lechlade along the river path.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 8, 2018
  • Lauren C
    London, United Kingdom158 contributions
    Nice picnic spot for 'wild swimming'
    We found Buscot Weir on a 'wild swimming' website. The visitors car park is free and there is a village shop with a nice garden for lunch/ice creams and clean toilets. There is a large grassy area (not massive) to sit and have a picnic and an old rope swing to swing into the river (which is cold!). There were a few families, one with a small rowing boat in the water, and people of all ages in the water.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 22, 2014
  • Gail C
    Swindon, United Kingdom303 contributions
    wonderful waterways
    i was mesmarized by the weir ,could have stood and watched it all day .It was like going back in time beautiful old building there too.
    Written December 30, 2019
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wanderlustpack
Dublin, Ireland125 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Lovely spot for a picnic or even a quick swim. Beautiful flowers. Great to sit and watch the world go by.
Written July 31, 2019
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BackinBracknell
Bracknell, UK1,430 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Nice and easy walking along the signposted Thames Path which you can follow to Lechlade, or going the other way to Kelmscott. Good car park nearby in Buscot village, and while here don't miss a stop at the lovely Buscot Tea Room.
Written March 3, 2019
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rose-a-rambling
Swindon, UK309 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Took the short 3 mile National Trust Buscot Red Walk taking in part of one of the beautiful River Thames walks. You come across the smallest of 45 locks on the River Thames. You learn about the fascinating history of the the Coleshill Estate. And when you have finished the walk, stop off at the Village Shop and have a wonderful cream tea. Excellent lazy day experience.
Written September 2, 2018
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tracykeye
Swindon, UK53 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Pretty little Lock.
Benches to sit and watch to boats go by.
Close to pathways to the church and Lechlade.
Sturdy path from the car park.
Written August 23, 2018
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Preeya I
New York City, NY941 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We went there in the morning starting with Buscot Weir pool where we saw people enjoying their swimming. It was also a nice place to sit on the bench in front of the pool to look at the water at the Weir--there are 2 Weirs.

After visiting Buscot Lock later, at lunch we came back to have our picnic at Buscot Weir. We sat under a big tree, having our lunch and enjoying viewing the scenery of the pool around the weir in front of us with people rowing the boat and 3-4 children enjoyed swimming.

It was not the first time that I saw a lock on the rive. The first time which was 4 years ago I saw a lock on the river at Oxford on the canal.

But at At Buscot Lock, I had a new exciting experience I saw a young man operated the Lock---closing and opening the sluice gate. It was very interesting and it seemed to be quite complicated. I was told that one had to make sure to open the right gate and then close the gate at the right time.

Buscot Weir, and Lock located at the same place and it was very convenient just a walk in distance.
However, from the entrance it takes time to walk along the road which lead to the Buscot Weir and Lock, but I saw quite a few people drove their cars inside the Lock and weir and I also saw quite a few elders visited this place.

Before entering the Buscot Lock, we had to walk passed the little cottages and we were excited to see quite a few beautiful houses on the Thames.

It is a new experience for a tourist like me. On top of that, this place was a very nice, and tranquil place to visit and enjoyed our time and close to nature and I took quite a few photos of beautiful flowers. This place also had long bench for people to enjoy the view and to take a break so as to fully enjoy the beauty of the Lock and Weir.
Written August 3, 2018
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Pimmy66
Faringdon, UK202 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Super walk with my elderly parents. Not too far from the car park & once over the weir & lock their was a well placed bench for them to sit & rest & enjoy the boats entering the lock. Lovely place to visit 😊
Written November 6, 2017
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Jamie C
London, UK166 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
A beautiful spot with a great meadow over looking The Thames near Buscot village the lock next door is interesting as well and I imagine that it would be a fine place for a family picnic
Written August 31, 2015
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Hairy_Animal_5
Fairford, UK165 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
A lovely spot to just sit and listen to the water rushing over the weir. Plenty to see and lots of nice walking nearby.
Written April 22, 2021
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Lynn8038
UK180 contributions
Oct 2019
A lovely walk from Buscot church to the lock along part of the local foot path. The starter was roaring through the lock and was a awesome sight, the surrounding area was great for extending your walk and there was an offer of a tea Room somewhere, but not in November. All in all an interesting site.
Written October 31, 2019
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David E
Berkshire, UK234 contributions
Sep 2019
This was our second visit to the weir on a lovely late summer day. There is a National Trust car park a short walk away as there is no parking at the weir/lock. There are a few way marked walks in the area & a very interesting notice board that gives an excellent review of the history of the area. Out of interest, Buscot Lock is the smallest on the Thames. The area is peaceful & relaxing & complemented by an excellent tea room in the village.
Written September 22, 2019
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