Mids Mon 12.08.19 Beds & Herts lidos, river, lake

Please note: all swims are at our own risk. Including a location does not indicate that it is safe; we must do our own risk assessment. Swim Safety info on this website.


See Itinerary for Herts, Beds, Northants 9-12 August

Location info via the Places page


Monday 12 August

Letchworth Outdoor Pool

Norton Common, Icknield Way, Letchworth, Herts SG6 4UF.

01462 684 673

Letchworth Outdoor Pool is a 9 minute walk from Letchworth Train Station. The bus route can be found here. Car parking is available next to the centre.

Hitchin Swimming Centre 

Fishponds Road, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1HA

01462 441646

Hitchin Swimming Centre & Archers Gym is a 17 minute walk from Hitchin Train Station, or bus . Car parking next to the centre. During busy periods, additional parking is available at:
Hitchin Town football club, Fishponds Rd, Hitchin, SG5 1NU
Lairage Multi-Storey Car Park, Bedford Rd, Hitchin, SG5 1GB

Hemel Hempstead Leisure Centre

Park Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1JS

01442 507100

Wheathampstead

Wheathampstead on wild swim map. A lovely riverside meadow for picnics, paddling, and possible a wallow in shallow water.

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Wheathampstead

Digswell lake – doesn’t look a likely swimming spot

Digswell lake on wild swim map: “20 Apr 2015 – This is a fairly shallow lake in a nature reserve because of this there is a gate to get in but it’s easy to get a key or just hop over , nice for a dip …”

Location on managing trust website

Digswell Lake is in the Mimram Valley, to the north of Welwyn Garden City.
It lies on the north side of Bessemer Road near its Welwyn end and to the west of the East Coast mainline railway, Welwyn Viaduct; access is from Digswell Park Road.
For satnav, use AL6 0ST
Grid reference TL 2417 1504 ( X: 524500 m Y: 215000 m)
Google map

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Digswell Lake
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Digswell Lake

Ware Priory Lido

Priory Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0DE
01920 460703 (during the season)

Hartham Common

Hartham Common on wild swim map

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Hartham Common
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Hartham Common and area

See Itinerary for Herts, Beds, Northants 9-12 August

Location info for other days:

Fri 09.08.19 Nene, Welland and nearby

Sat 10.08.19 Great Ouse

Sun 11.08.19 Beds venue, river, lidos

Please note: all swims are at our own risk. Including a location does not indicate that it is safe; we must do our own risk assessment. Swim Safety info on this website.

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