Ingleton Outdoor Swimming Pool –
One of Britain’s best lidos

We are open for around three months during the summer season from the end of May until early September.

Ingleton’s open-air 20m heated (to over 80F) swimming pool is an idyllic place to visit to experience the pleasure and enjoyment of
outdoor swimming and to enjoy yourself in a fun and relaxed environment.

We are located near the centre of the village, down the hill from Ingleton Youth Hostel in a riverside park setting.

There is no parking available at the swimming pool but it is available in the village.

We are a very popular village attraction with both locals and visitors so on busy days please arrive early to not be disappointed.

During especially busy periods we sometimes need to operate a coloured wrist band system to ensure everybody gets to use the pool on a rotation basis.

Please look at the Opening Times calendar for a detailed breakdown of what we offer and when.

We accept private Pool Hire bookings if you would like to hire the pool for a party, a club event or a family get together.

Ingleton Swimming Pool is a registered charity (Ingleton Rural Community Association Charitable Incorporated Organisation No: 1171743) and all monies raised by our activities are put back into the running of the pool to keep this very unique facility open for use to the general public.

The swimming pool was originally dug out and built by local volunteers in 1933 and the workers included miners from the New Ingleton Colliery (which closed in 1936). Take a look at our History page for more information. Today the pool is managed through two committees consisting members of the local community who give their time on a voluntary basis. We are continually undertaking a programme of pool improvement and modernisation as funds allow.

From all committee, staff, volunteers and helpers – we wish you all a great summer and enjoy your time with us.

Open  May until  September

We offer various swim sessions open to the general public on a daily basis during our open season. In addition we have dedicated Adult Member Only swim sessions. During the school holidays there are organised swimming lessons for children.

We also accept Private Pool Hire bookings if you would like to hire the pool.

Please look at the Opening Times calendar for a detailed breakdown of what we offer and when.

We have a small shop on site which offers a variety of refreshments for both swimmers and spectators.

We have lots of sweets, ice creams, ice lollies, crisps, Pot Noodles and more.

We have a selection of Tea, Coffee and various cold drinks.

We also sell swim goggles, hats and swim nappies if required.

You can also hire a swim costume and/or a towel if you have forgotten your own.

We take card payments.

We are located near the centre of the village, down the hill from Ingleton Youth Hostel in a riverside park setting. 

Parking is not available at the swimming pool but is available in the village.

We do not have a post code or an official address but you can find us down the hill from Ingleton Youth Hostel (LA6 3EG) on Sammy Lane. Long/Lat N 54 09.320 W 002 28.109 Grid Ref 69503 73381.

What our visitors say about us

Awesome outdoor pool. Heated, but in sunny weather it’s like being on holiday abroad. Lovely spot and the pool is a decent size.

Donald McGowan

Fantastic gem tucked away. Parked in the village and walked… Friendly staff and decent temperature of pool.

Duncan Wallace

Fantastic day out. Will defo be going back. Kids loved it.

Lee McNae