Hathersage Swimming Pool, Hathersage

(190+ reviews on the web)
Fun & Games Sports Complex
Hathersage outdoor heated swimming pool is set in a lawned enclosure with fully refurbished and covered changing facilities, Toilets, Hot showers and disabled access. Every year from March through to September It offers the opportunity to swim in the open air, amidst the glorious Peak District scenery, in water which is heated to 28°C. It is a truly unique facility with a full size band stand looking over the pool which is often in use. Every third Friday of the month during the summer the pool hosts a "Night Swim" with live bands on the band stand allowing customers to swim whilst listening to a variety of music. In 2013 the pool was voted by the Telegraph "Number 1 Lido in the UK!"
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Spent a lovely afternoon swimming here with my daughter in the rain. The cafe was great too. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • I swim a lot, wherever I go. I have never, ever, however, swam in a pool as filthy or as cloudy as this. I didn't realise until I got in - I find it extraordinary that the staff/management could keep ...  more »
  • My girlfriend and I visited whilst staying in the Peak District and had an amazing time. The staff were so friendly and it was a great way to spend a Sunday lunchtime, swimming outside. We can't wait ...  more »
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  • Lovely outdoor heated pool in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District. There's something a bit special about swimming outdoors and that is magnified once a month on a Friday when you can swim to the sun setting and a live band playing in the poolside bandstand. A very friendly place.
  • Wonderful outdoor pool. Great location in Hathersage which is a nice little village. Nice clean, warm water (during the heated season) and the facilities are good. Try and go on a slightly overcast or cooler day to avoid the crowds though. It's expensive for a swim, but worth for a special treat.
  • Supposedly the world's best swimming pool as listed by The Times newspaper in 2014/15. How can I argue with this when I swim there regularly when it's dark, cold, sunny, foggy, snowy , etc and you can see the wonderful Stanage Edge.
  • Swimming in picture perfect Pennine scenery is a wonderful thing to do.
  • Great pool, lovely atmosphere, not too crowded (feeling a bit sorry for people who queued but didn't get in - but it was sunny so we got there early). A 2 hour session is about right, it's not Spain!