Come and enjoy the pleasures of outdoor swimming in a warm (tropical water temperature of 80+ degrees Fahrenheit), safe, family environment.For updates on what is happening at the pool day to day keep en eye on our pool blog maintained by our pool supervisors (Amy and Rachel).
Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool is the only heated open air swimming pool in County Durham.
The relaxing environment provides the perfect backdrop to unwind with a rejuvenating swim, all nestled among the picturesque hills of Stanhope's surrounding countryside.
The water is heated to a tropical 80+degrees Fahrenheit nearly 30 degrees centigrade, making it an enjoyable experience, come rain or shine!
The 25x13m pool has a 1m (3 feet) shallow end, and a gentle gradient down to the 3m (10 feet) deep end.
A slide near the shallow end will keep children occupied for hours, while the springboard in the deep end allows swimmers to show off their prowess by diving in!
For younger children learning to be comfortable and happy in water, there is a small, warm, toddler pool.
Our facilities include, hot sauna available on request, soft play area free for toddlers, café with a choice of high quality cakes, savories and teas and coffees. There are
changing rooms with hot showers, picnic tables, and a fully stocked shop selling hot/cold drinks, sweets & chocolate, swimming goggles/floats/hats etc.
We hold lane swimming sessions every day, and on certain days have an inflatable that children (and adults!) attempt to run across, inevitably falling into the pool, only to climb out and try again.
We also have several kayaks available for pre-booked sessions for qualified canoe people!.