There's no shortage of excellent swimming spots in the Yorkshire Dales, particularly if you're keen to try some wild swimming in one of the many rivers.
If you fancy something a little warmer, take a trip to Ingleton Lido, a heated open air pool in a lovely location. It was first built in 1933 and is now staffed, cleaned, and maintained by a team of volunteers.
Numerous lidos were built in England in the 1930s, perhaps inspired by the trend towards glamorous cruise-liners and foreign travel. The original pool took about a year to dig out by volunteers, ably assisted by striking miners from a local colliery. It was filled by a gravity fed pipe from the nearby river, taking 25 hours to fill.
Ingleton Lido was updated and practically re-built in the 1970s, and is now heated and open three months a year from May to early September. It's thanks to some very committed volunteers who fundraise and lifeguard that the pool has continued to operate for almost a century.
The pool is in the centre of the village in a riverside park setting. Please check opening times before setting out on a long journey. All images thanks to Ingleton Rural Community Association.