Royal Swan Upping

at various locations along the Thames


15th - 19th July 2019

Swan Upping plays an important role in the conservation of the mute swan and involves The Queen’s Swan Warden collecting data, assessing the health of young cygnets and examining them for any injuries. Cygnets are extremely vulnerable at this early stage in their development and Swan Upping affords an opportunity to help both adults and cygnets that might otherwise go untreated.

The Royal Swan Uppers, who wear the scarlet uniform of Her Majesty The Queen, travel in traditional rowing skiffs together with Swan Uppers from the Vintners’ and Dyers’ livery companies over 5 days. Swan Upping takes place on the Thames between Sunbury and Abingdon, and in 2019 will be between July 15th and July 19th.

Monday 15th: Sunbury to Romney Lock
Tuesday 16th: Eton Bridge to Marlow Lock
Wednesday 17th: Marlow Bridge to Sonning Bridge
Thursday 18th: Sonning-on-Thames to Moulsford
Friday 19th: Moulsford to Abingdon Bridge

Observation points and times will be published as soon as they become available.