Outdoor Swimming Around Northamptonshire

Olney river swimming is perfect for families with young kids to go for some outdoor swimming. It is easily accessible and there is plenty of space to sit. For places to visit in Northamptonshire and surrounds check out www.northamptonshiremumsandkids.co.ukPlease note, this post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you any extra money, it will help keep this site up and running!

Outdoor swimming around Northamptonshire was not something I had really considered until lockdown caused all the indoor pools to close. The fact that lockdown happened over spring and summer meant that we had to think of outdoor alternatives to some of our favourite ways to entertain the kids or get our own exercise.

When I looked into outdoor swimming alternatives I was surprised by how many local options we have in and around Northants.

Outdoor Swimming around Northamptonshire ideas…

Please note, if you are not experienced in outdoor swimming please do some safety research first: River Swimming Keeping Safe.

Woburn Lido

You will find Woburn Lido alongside the Woburn Estate. It is a large pool that is surrounded by a seating area where you can enjoy your picnic or just get some after swimming sunbathing in.

Postcode: MK17 9QG

Find out more here.


Aldwincle

This is deep water but you can swim from Harpers Brooke to Wadenhoe.

Postcode: NN14 3EA (approx)

Find out more here.

 

Wellingborough Embankment

You can’t actually swim here but there is a great water play area for the kids, surrounded by a large grass area. There is the Nene River which I have seen people swim in but I wouldn’t myself.

Postcode: NN8 1LD

Find out more here.

It may surprise you to know how many opportunities there are for outdoor swimming in Northamptonshire. Here is a list of them all. For more ideas of outdoor swimming in Northamptonshire visit www.northamptonshiremumsandkids.co.uk
Photo credit: Borough council of Wellingborough

Rutland Water Beach

On a hot day you could almost pretend your on a beach in Europe! Plenty of sand here, so don’t forget your bucket and spade!

Postcode: LE15 8QL

Find out more here.

 

Olney River Swimming

A very popular spot with steps leading down to the river and a rope to swing off into the water.

Postcode: MK46 4EF (approx)

Find out more here.

Olney river swimming is perfect for families with young kids to go for some outdoor swimming. It is easily accessible and there is plenty of space to sit. For places to visit in Northamptonshire and surrounds check out www.northamptonshiremumsandkids.co.uk

Eversholt Swimming Pool

An outdoor heated pool that can even be hired out for exclusive use.

Postcode: MK17 9DT

Find out more here.

 

Willen Lake

A great spot for some open water swimming.

Postcode: MK15 0DS

Find out more here.

 

Oundle River Swimming

You can access the water into the River Nene from the rowing club pontoon, just watch out for any boats!

Postcode: PE8 4DE

 

Gunwade Lake

Open water swimming, wetsuits are compulsory.

Postcode: PE2 5UU

Find out more here.

Do you know anywhere else to go outdoor swimming in Northamptonshire? Let us know in the comments below.

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