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The best outdoor pools and lidos for a summer swim in the UK

With hot weather on the way, why not cool off in one of these pools or lidos?

From seaside swimming in Gourock to a brine pool in Cheshire, these are the best lidos and pools to cool down in this summer whether you're at home or on enjoying a getaway.

Another one run by volunteers, this lofty pool is 900 feet above sea level making it Englands highest heated outdoor pool.

9. Shap Open Air Swimming Pool, Cumbria

Another one run by volunteers, this lofty pool is 900 feet above sea level making it Englands highest heated outdoor pool.
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Run by volunteers, this 17m long pool opened in 1964.

10. Lazonby Swimming Pool & Campsite, Cumbria

Run by volunteers, this 17m long pool opened in 1964.
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Opened in 1935, this brine pool is now kept at 22 degrees, making it an ideal place to swim no matter what the weather.

11. Nantwich Brine Pool, Cheshire

Opened in 1935, this brine pool is now kept at 22 degrees, making it an ideal place to swim no matter what the weather.
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Droitwich Spa Lido -  40m open-air saltwater swimming pool - was reopened in 2007 after closing in the 90s.

12. Droitwich Spa Lido, Worcester

Droitwich Spa Lido - 40m open-air saltwater swimming pool - was reopened in 2007 after closing in the 90s.
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