Inside this peaceful quarry there are no tides, no rip currents, and definitely no jellyfish. Plunge into tranquillity beneath the imposing, vertical cliff faces in this sheltered, hidden lake, and concentrate on just swimming. Here there are no lanes and no chlorine, so, for the same price as pool entry, and with a cafe and bar on the beach (plus changing rooms and hot showers, naturally) you may never go to a swimming pool again. Triathletes already train here, but we encourage everyone who swims to give it a try. There’s nothing like the freedom of swimming in a 150-metre lake with 12 metres of water beneath you and 35-metre granite cliffs towering above.
Age limit: From 8-plus years (under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times in the water)
Price per session: £5 for NOWCA members or £6 for a guest
Bulk buy sessions: 10 sessions for £40
Session length: 2 hours
Availability: We run sessions every Wednesday evening 6-8 and Saturday morning 9-11.
To book: Just turn up and pay on the day.
We now run a NOWCA lake safety system to keep track of people in the water and so that you can log your progress through the season. You can either register online or you can register with us on the day, membership costs £10 for the year and you get one free swim upon registration.
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