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Swan Upping

Swan Upping in Berkshire

Swan Upping in Berkshire

Swan Upping is an annual tradition which takes place across a section of the River Thames - taking the same route each year. We have been lucky enough to have seen Swan Upping several different occassions. Read here about when we watched the tradition in 2018. If you find this blog post useful make sure you sign up to the mailing list and follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram and Facebook. What is Swan Upping? Swan Upping takes place annually each July between Sunbury Lock Cut and Abingdon Bridge, going through and stopping at points in Berkshire including Boutler's Lock and Hurley. The King's Swan Warden…
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Swan Upping 2018

Swan Upping 2018

Today we witnessed Swan Upping for the first time and I feel extremely honoured to have been able to see this event. My little one also had the opportunity to stroke one of the cygnets, who was a couple of months old and the Swan Uppers took the time to explain what they were doing and were great with the children (and adults) observing the historic event. The Queen’s Swan Warden collects data on the swans in the River Thames and checks the health of the cygnets. Swan Upping is a fantastic sight to see as a number of rowing…
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