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.

They 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.

Send them to – peterborolidofriends@gmail.com or monicailett@icloud.com

Click on any button below to see the report.


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