The UK’s Secret Outdoor Lidos Worth Visiting

With temperatures hitting record highs, national interest in outdoor lidos soared by 1,250%* this week, according to Google.

With this in mind, ShowersToYou.co.uk sought to discover the UK’s quietest outdoor pools by finding the least tagged on Instagram – making it easy for Brits to kick off summer swimming without facing the crowds.

THE RESULTS

Rank

Outdoor pool

Location

Total no. of hashtags

1

Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool

Cheshire

24

2

Shap Swimming Pool

Cumbria

33

3

Buckfastleigh Open Air Pool

Devon

38

4

Petersfield Lido

Gloucestershire

46

5

Chagford Swimming Pool

Devon

59

6

Park Road Pools

London

97

7

New Cumnock Pool,

East Ayrshire

137

8

Hillingdon/Uxbridge Lido

London

155

9

Stonehaven Open Air Pool

Aberdeen

248

10

Wycombe Rye Lido

Buckinghamshire

314

With the fewest number of hashtags of those analysed, Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool in Cheshire tops the list as our most secluded pool, with just 24 Instagram hashtags. Believed to be the only inland brine pool in Britain, it offers family swim sessions making it perfectly suitable for those with children.

Shap Swimming Pool in Cumbria takes second place with just 33 hashtags. At over 900ft above sea level, Shap Swimming Pool is England’s highest open-air heated pool. Those living nearby can relish in the fact that it will not be as busy as others.

The third most secluded lido in the UK is Buckfastleigh Open Air Pool in Devon. With 38 hashtags to date, this hidden gem is perfect for those looking for a relaxing early morning swim or a splash with the family.

Wycombe Rye Lido comes in tenth place!

Wycombe Rye Lido rounds off our list of the top ten most secluded lidos in the UK. Nestled at the bottom of the High Wycombe hills, this historic gem has been tagged only 314 times on Instagram. Apart from the fully refurbished heated pool, visitors can also enjoy the outdoor gym and tennis courts that the facility offers.

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