Destination Swims

These reports are by Lido Friends who have taken a trip to swim in other Lidos and open-air pools around the country.

These trips are not organised events. Any Friend can send a report with photos of their day enjoying a swim at another Lido. So please do.

Just write a report and either send it as a Word or Apple Page document attachment or write it directly in an email. Send your photos direct from your camera as an attachment. If you’re not keen on writing just send your thoughts and impressions of the lido and your day and I’ll write your report for you and send it back to you for your approval before publishing it.

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2024 Destination Swims


Paul Chapman Road Trip, Ware Priory l Lido. June 2024


Paul Chapman Road Trip, New Matlock Bath Hotel Lido. 22nd May 2024


Jemma & Joe Keegan Road Trip, Hinksey Park Lido May 2024


2023 Destination Swims

Dippy Tales by Andy Lowings

This next section of Destination Swims are in a different formate. They are a cracking read from the author’s online blog and are write ups of his ‘Dippy Swims’ around England. The author is Andy Lowings is a member of the Friends of Peterborough Lido,  who swims regularly in Peterborough. Clicking the link will take you to his Blog page. 


Paul Chapman’s Fifth Road Trip, Richmond and Covent Garden October 4th 2023


Paul Chapmans Fourth Road Trip, Faversham, Kent. 1st October 2023


Paul Chapmans Third Road trip to Hull. September 25th 2023


Paul Chapmans Road trip to Sea Lanes Brighton, September 2023


Paul Chapmans Swimming road trip to Bath & Newbury August 2023


Jeanne and Kay’s Lido trip to Somerset June 2023


2022 Destination Swims.

Paul Chapmans 5th Lido Road trip July 2022

Paul Chapman’s 4th road trip, the third during June 2022

Paul Chapman’s second June Road trip, in the Cotswolds.

June 2022 Paul Chapman’s epic Scottish road trip.

May 2022. Ashby-De-La-Zouch Lido by Paul Chapman.


2021 Destination Swims

Our Lido swimmer Paul Chapman has been out and about again this summer. Seven road trips to different 19 different Lidos around the country. Read his experiences below.

Lido Road trip number one May 19th 2021

Lido Road trip number two. June 2nd. 2021

Lido Road Trip number three June 9th, 2021

Lido road trip number four June 16th, 2021.

Lido road trip number five June 28th, 2021.

Lido road trip number six. July 5th, 2021

Pauls road trip number 7 . August 2021 Droitwich, Nantwich and Dotshill Quarry

Two more road trips from Paul, August 2021

Road trip 8, Northcroft Leisure Centre Lido, Newbury, Hinksey Outdoor Pool Oxford & Wycombe Rye Lido, High Wycombe.

Road Trip 9, Brightlingsea lido Essex & Beccles lido Suffolk

As the Covid19 restrictions are slowly lifted, many outdoor pools are still closed, Wild Swimming has been the only option for some in the Summer of 2020.


There are all reports from 2019. Many are open all year round so If you’re missing the Lido why not take a road trip