Culham Reach

Culham Reach is the long straight below Abingdon.

1886:  Julia Isham Taylor, Down the Thames -

The banks of the river are low for some distance below Abingdon and the characters of the views remains the same, very slight hills, clumps of vigorous trees or single ones at irregular distances, alone break the sky line.
  It is this gentle flatness without hardness or a depressing effect which is so typical of many of the English counties.
In France and Germany the lines of the landscape are clearer and harder, the trees more stiff.

Abingdon Marina Slipway

Left Bank, Tel: 01235 536147

Abingdon Marina Slipway
Abingdon Marina Slipway

Abingdon Marina map
Abingdon Marina Map

The slipway is well constructed, except that it is said not to protrude enough under water so that heavy boats on large trailers may drop their wheels over the edge.  There should be no problem for smaller trailed boats.
The new marina is downstream of Abingdon itself.  It is a housing development beside a gravel pit with a useful slipway and splendid moorings for residents (and a few more houses now than shown above).

The Abbey Sailing Club