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Report - The Upper Reaches Hotel - Abingdon - June 2019


Rachyt

Beauty isn’t always perfection
28DL Full Member
Lovely place this, sitting on the bank of the river Thames, The Upper Reaches used to be an old water mill, the original wheel for it is incorporated inside what used to be the restaurant, I’ve found a pic of this along with a couple of others of what it looked like when it was open. Haven’t seen any reports for here on the forum so I believe it’s the first one.

It’s completely surrounded by water and you go over a little bridge to get to it. We checked it out in daylight but had to go back to find access when it was dark as we were in full view of the pub on the opposite side of the river.

It closed in 2015 when the leaseholders cited a prolonged period of losses. It has been empty ever since but plans were revealed in March this year to revitalise it back as a hotel.

Access was fairly easy, bit of a climb over some barbed wire topped fencing into a small courtyard and we were in. Was a decent explore to end the day with.

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tigger

mog
Regular User
It used to look better ;-)

Postcard from around 1900
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and just realised I have another in my collection
Abbey Mill Abingdon.jpg
 
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Rachyt

Beauty isn’t always perfection
28DL Full Member
Stomping around on my turf I see - Whenever I've tried this it's been sealed so good job on getting in.
Ah your from that way then? Deffo worth going to check out :thumb I had the heads up from someone that there was access, didn’t know how reliable the information was but it turned out to be spot on
 

mookster

grumpy sod
Regular User
Ah your from that way then? Deffo worth going to check out :thumb I had the heads up from someone that there was access, didn’t know how reliable the information was but it turned out to be spot on
Only a few miles up the road in Oxford, precious little around these ways.
 

Rachyt

Beauty isn’t always perfection
28DL Full Member
Only a few miles up the road in Oxford, precious little around these ways.
Exactly the same as that in Southampton, have to travel at least an hour away every time we go, possibly going to have to go further afield now too as running out of locations
 

spiralstatics

28DL Full Member
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popped by here last night and couldn’t find access, the place is boarded tight with anti climb paint and barbed wire literally everywhere!
 

Rachyt

Beauty isn’t always perfection
28DL Full Member
popped by here last night and couldn’t find access, the place is boarded tight with anti climb paint and barbed wire literally everywhere!
Yea it’s not an easy one access is quite well hidden beyond the anti climb paint and barbed wire lol
 

spiralstatics

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Yea it’s not an easy one access is quite well hidden beyond the anti climb paint and barbed wire lol
i think it may be worth another visit soon, i went by in the evening when there were lots and lots of people in the pub opposite, it was just too risky to try any further!
 

Rachyt

Beauty isn’t always perfection
28DL Full Member
i think it may be worth another visit soon, i went by in the evening when there were lots and lots of people in the pub opposite, it was just too risky to try any further!
Yea we went during the day and it was so busy so went back later at night when it was dark
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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Great job, your getting into so really stunning places, hats off to you Rachyt, excellent report :thumb
 

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