Cool Pool

Since 2017, once the heated season has finished in September, we’ve opened the pool at weekends on an unheated basis. Cold water swimming is one of the fastest growing pastimes in the country.

Whether you are a seasoned cold water swimmer or trying it for the first time, the Lido is a great venue for everyone to enjoy this amazing feeling. Swimsuits or clean wetsuits welcome.

We offer

  • 75 minute sessions with capped numbers so you’ll have time and space for your swim
  • Over the weeks, the pool temperature gradually drops from 25C to 13C making it an ideal way to acclimatise to cold water swimming
  • The pool continues to be filtered and treated with chlorine and UV so the water quality is clear and safe – you can see the bottom of the pool although there may be the odd leaf!
  • These sessions are lifeguarded and the pool isn’t subject to the vagaries of high rainfall/waves/tides etc.
  • The Pool is situated in the National Park – a stunning setting to see the Autumn colours change week by week.
  • Positive impacts on physical and mental health, overall improvements to cardiovascular health, can reduce cholesterol, ease pain and inflammation
  • …and a free hot drink!