To make a splash you don’t have to go very far. Why not take a swim in a private pool? Choose from Longburgh and Orton Grange Pool.
Directions to Longburgh Pool: Turn left out of The Tranquil Otter and take the third turning right, which is the one after the crossroads. Stay on this road for about a mile. The road then takes a sharp left after which you arrive at a fork in the road. Take the left fork (right fork is signposted Burgh by Sands, don’t take it!). Continue for about a mile to Longburgh into the centre of village where you will see a right turn. At this pointLongburgh House is on the left. Come past house (telephone box beside gates) and turn left into drive. Fork right off drive to pine chalet for pool (do not come to house).
Orton Grange Pool, combine a swim with a farm walk, lunch, shopping and more. Book by phone on 01228 711410 or call in at Orton Grange. CA5 6LA. Email [email protected].
Carlisle Swimming Baths, there are three pools, two large and a mother and toddler pool. (01228 625777) or call in CA2 5AZ. www.better.org.uk/venues/the-pools
Waterslide and Wavepool at Keswick, provide hours of entertainment for children of all ages. The water slide is fun and on busy days you will need to wait in line. To be in the deep end of the pool during a wave motion is a bit of a thrill and suitable for competent swimmers. Best to take an inflatable ball to keep younger ones occupied. If you want lane swimming then this is not for you. 017687 72760 / CA12 4NE / 29 miles. www.better.org.uk/leisure/keswick-leisure-pool