Buckfastleigh Open Air Pool


During these very trying times our most up to date information will be on facebook, due to its speed, if we have had to change something at short notice.

There are still restrictions in place, so please bare with us while we adapt, however we are aiming to keep things as easy and safe as possible.

Start your cold water swimming journey here every Sunday morning 9:30-10:30am, £5 per session.

The water will be unheated and will gradually drop in temperature each week, allowing you to acclimatise with experied, trained staff on hand to advise and guide you.

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About us

We’re in an historic town on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, in an area of natural beauty. What better place to have fun and keep fit at the same time? Find out more about the facilities at our pool.

Buckfastleigh Open Air Pool young people jumping in

Cold water swimming £5 per session.

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Cold water swimming every Sunday morning 9:30-10:30am

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The Hamlyn family, prominent benefactors and original owners of the woollen mills, gave Victoria Park and the swimming pool to the town of Buckfastleigh in 1887 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

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Get involved

Buckfastleigh Open Air Pool cannot survive without the help of volunteers. There are lots of ways you can get involved. You will be joining a lively group, passionate about saving our pool. So come on, join the team!


Tuck shop

UPDATE! The tuck shop is in limited operation!

Our tuck shop serves hot and cold drinks, sweets, ice-cream and more. In the winter, we serve hot chocolate and cake for our intrepid cold-water swimmers!