Weardale Open Air Swimming pool is situated in Stanhope at the heart of the Durham Dales. The 25x13m pool is 1m (3 feet) at the shallow end, and a gentle gradient down to 3m (10 feet) at the deep end.
A slide near the shallow end will keep children occupied for hours, while the springboard in the deep end allows swimmers to show off their prowess by diving in! For younger children learning to be comfortable and happy in water, there is a small, warm, toddler pool. Our facilities include, hot sauna available on request, soft play area free for toddlers, café with a choice of high quality cakes, savories and teas and coffees. There are changing rooms with hot showers, picnic tables, and a fully stocked shop selling hot/cold drinks, sweets & chocolate, swimming goggles/floats/hats etc.
As part of the pool's continuous improvement programme the boilers have been replaced this season with a partly renewable energy package funded by Weardale Action Partnership, Durham County Council and the pool's reserved funds