Winnie the Pooh sails the Thames The River Thames
From Source to Sea

Buscot

Buscot is a small National Trust Village, two miles south east of Lechlade. It is in the county of Oxfordshire.

The River Thames twists and turns (meanders) passing close to the village.

Buscot weir

Height above sea level: 70.30 metres


Pooh moored his boat to go and look round Buscot church and village.

St Mary's Church Buscot.

 


  Village Post Office and tea room.  

Did you know? ....

The job of the weir is to maintain river levels regardless of how much water is in the river system. A weir provides a constant river level for navigation in times of drought and flood. When very little water is flowing, the weir slows down the amount of water passing down into the next 'reach' or section of river, whilst in times of heavy rain or a winter thaw, significantly larger volumes of water can be passed on downstream.

By raising and lowering the various sluice gates at the weir, the flow of water down the river is carefully controlled.

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