The Henley Mile


THE HENLEY MILE is a point-to-point downstream River Thames swimming event, held over the Henley Royal Regatta boomed course. This family event, which is held throughout the day, features a number of distance options for all ages and abilities including mile, half mile and 200m. As well as races, the event offers a non-competitive sporting category which is ideal for anyone looking to complete the course in their own time, without the pressure of being part of a race. All entrants receive a completion time and finisher medal.

Entry to any of the swimming events also includes free entry to the Outdoor Swimmer Show for participants and their family/supporters.


Starts: Sunday 9th July 2017

Location: Temple Island Meadows, Remenham, Henley-on-Thames

Length: 1 mile river downstream 1/2 mile river downstream and 200m children’s events

Entry: online in advance £26-£59; on-the-day entries will incur an additional £6 admin fee


This year, on July 9th, Calum and I will be coming along and taking part in the Henley Mile. So, for anyone who decides to pick up a ticket, we'll see you in the water!

Until then, happy wild swimming...


Little brother Jack (26) - the youngest of the Hudson brothers - is an author represented by the literary agency Curtis Brown. He writes mostly for Adventure Uncovered, focusing on personal stories that link exploration and conservation. He was also the guest adventure editor at Red Bull UK. 'Swim Wild' is his debut book.