I loved every minute of it and willingly go again whatever the weather. What a dream to be in the sunshine, but hey I would thoroughly recommend it whatever the weathe!
One of the few open air pools left in the country. Heated to 82deg. Imagine swimming surrounded by the beautiful Peak District hills and you've got it!
Jo T, Public user
Its great to find a little gem of a pool in such beautiful surroundings. we visited on a very hot day and it was full to the brim. As I wasn't swimming I expected to be able to get a cheaper 'spectator' ticket whilst the kids had a swim but had to pay full price. ( next time I will take my swimming costume!) and Its worth checking the opening times on their website before you leave.
Helzie, Public user
Visited during the summer hols for a afternoon session, but by the time we arrived they were full. this wasnt a problem for us as we went for a short drive up to the Peaks and had a walk along Burbage edge and came back for the early evening session.
This proved to be a good idea as we ended up with the pool pretty much to ourselves. Heated to a good temperature for swimming, 33 yds long, 2m at the deep end. Nice changing facilities, showers, and a nice little cafe just outside. Note: spectators pay the same price as swimmers, which doesnt represent great value, but i dont see how they could manage it any other way. One of few outdoor pools left, enjoy it if you can!
JJJC London, Public user
Have spent time at Hathersage lido today with my husband,10yr old son and 6yr old dtr.Didn't know what to expect.What a lovely clean and inviting pool on a sunny day such as today.The pool itself isn't huge and was very crowded today but that didn't affect our enjoyment.We took a picnic to save money,spent £3.00 for parking at the car park just opposite and £15.00 for a family ticket(for a two hour session)and came out feeling refreshed and feeling relaxed.A lovely view of the Derbyshire hills in the background and a beautiful country drive from our home in Stockport all added to this feeling.We stopped in nearby Castleton on the way home for chips and ice cream which just stretched the trip out enough to feel like we'd been out for the day rather than a couple of hours.Would love to go again and experience the pool in the Winter.Top tip.We arrived an hour before the afternoon session started and had our picnic outside on a very small patch of grass at the front of the queue whils't we waited.We have been told that if there are too many people waiting for the session they can be refused entry.It is worthwhile checking the times of the sessions before planning your visit.
The Fitzys, Public user
We have just had a fantastic day out at this outdoor heated pool. Travelled by cars with adults and 9 children and baby.
We arrived early (9.50am) for the 10.30am swim slot and so glad we did as the queue soon began to get longer from 10.10am.
There is a small free car park as you turn into this signposted 'cafe/pool' with disabled bays. Right across the road is a pay and display car park - £1.20 for an hour, £1.90 for 2hrs and £4.00 for 4hrs. We managed to park on the road with consideration for the people living on this road.
The showers,changing rooms and pool are very clean as are the grounds.
Since it was a lovely day we sat around the tables and chairs but others opted to just lay on the grass with their towels.
Lovely views surrounding the area!
The children used the cafe down some stairs and their is a nice seating area which can be reach via side of the car park or the gennel running from the park.
After the swim a nice picnic in the park at the other side of the pool which was ideal for little ones and older.
As others have said on reviews, anyone wanting to just sit and watch still pays but we thought this was still good value for money and if it keeps this Lido going then all the better!
Would definitely return again and highly recommend.
SP, Public user
Excellent swimming pool, well worth a visit!
Anonymous, Public user
This is the best swimming pool I have been to. To splash about in the morning air in temperatures over 82 degrees is just wonderful! The water is clean, the staff are friendly and the cafe is good home made fayre at a reasonable price. I hope the staff start opening for floodlit swimming - I am sure it would be a success.
Anonymous, Public user
On a rainy Peak District day what better way is there than to get wet swimming in an open air pool at 82 degrees? Lovely traditional pool with great views of the surrounding Peak District hills (if it isn't foggy!). A unique experience enhanced by recent refurbishment to the pool and changing facilities. Don't come thinking slick spa pool. Come prepared for basic facilities, but it will be a great experience you won't forget in a hurry. Plus points - Virtually empty pool if go when it is raining - well you are going to get wet anyway. Traditional old fashioned atmosphere. Season and family tickets available at a discounted rate. Lots of parking (pay and display) but might be more tricky in the summer. Nice friendly staff and life guards. A unique Peak District experience. Cafe on site serving food, drinks, ice cream and sweets with a take away service. Down sides - Limited changing facilities if you go at peak times. No lockers to keep possessions in (leave all valuables at home or locked in your car) Queues at peak times. If approaching from Grindleford on the B6001 the pool is not signposted - take the turning on the right after the train station on to Oddfellows Road Top tip - take flip flops as the floor is very cold on rainy days!!! Have Fun!!! Overall a great experience and worth searching out.
Anonymous, Public user
Lovely clean pool and well heated !! Facilities very clean & showers great. Would recommend as excellent !!
Steve Marples, Public user
Had a great time at the pool ( Monday 5 - 7). It was our first visit. The water was lovely, and showers were warm too. Would recommend to everyone. Cant wait to visit again