We are open daily for public swim from 12-5pm, weather dependent.

Welcome to Bathurst Pool

Open Air Pool In Lydney


Public swim will commence Saturday 28th May 2022 from 12pm- 5pm daily, weather dependent.  Please call the pool direct on (01594) 842625 before you start your journey if you are unsure.  We do not have a booking system so we will be very busy on extremely hot days and may have to operate a one out, one in system.  Please brings hats and water as there is no shade outside the pool in case you have to queue.


Admission Fees

Due to the massive increases in price for chlorine and energy bills , we will be increasing our prices from 1st July 2022 to:


Adult: £3.50
Child: £2.50 (over 3 years of age)

No Concessions (Spectators, Senior Citizens and Students)

Cash and Cheque Payments only, we do not have a card machine.

Pool Information

Pool length = 38 metres
Pool Depth = 1m to 1.8m

Children who are competent swimmers need to be 8 years or older to be left at the pool unsupervised.

1 adult to 2 non-swimming children.

Changing cubicles are available.  We have no lockers; your personal belongings are your responsibility.

The pool is fully supervised by lifeguards

Rules and Regulations

The following will not be tolerated and anyone abusing these rules will be asked to leave:

*Disobeying or abusing the lifeguards
*Antisocial behaviour
*Damaging or defacing the site

No Food or Drink allowed in the pool
No Alcohol/Drugs or persons under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs are permitted in the pool.
The use of inflatables is closely monitored and if deemed to be blocking or affecting the lifeguards view, will be removed.
Lifeguard and Trustee instructions must be followed at all times.
Non Swimmers and Weak Swimmers must stay in the shallow end.
Parents/guardians must supervise their children at all times
No Shoving or Pushing
No dangerous diving activities – Including
No Running Dives
No Backward Dives
No Dives without hands in front of head
No Somersault Entries
No Dives through Inflatables
No Bombing

The following are not permitted on the premises.
*Glass containers
*Smoking or vaping
*No dogs except guide dogs

Bathurst Swim Club:


Starting Sunday 8th May from 10am-12pm and 5pm-7pm daily. Early morning swim 7am-12pm Thursdays only.

These sessions are non-lifeguarded, swim at your own risk, are available for over 18’s and are for swimming lengths only.

Membership costs £70 for the season and will include access to the pool during public swim times (12-5pm) from Saturday 28th May though there will be no lane ropes and it will be busy during hot days.

Payment can be made directly to the pool within these times by cash or cheque only. Details for bank transfers can be found by emailing sheilarose123@btinternet.com .






Over flow parking on hot days is available in the field to the right of the entrance to the pool.

Bikes can be locked against the railings.

Please do not park on the side of the main road blocking the pavement.  You may be subject to a fixed penalty fine.


We have a fully stocked shop on site offering hot snacks, confectionery, hot & cold drinks, ice cream, inflatables and goggles.

You are welcome to bring your own picnic to the pool, however alcohol is strictly prohibited.  Glass is also strictly prohibited.

No smoking is allowed on site.



Getting to us:

SAT NAV postcode: GL15 5DY

We are situated ½ mile south of Lydney on the B4231, (in the direction of Alvington). Coming from Lydney, we are on the left-hand side of the road, about 500 yards before the round roundabout.

Rail links:

The nearest mainline railway station is Lydney. They are no buses to the railway station and it’s about ½ mile walk into Lydney town.
There is a heritage railway station in Parkend, (about 3 miles way), which is serviced by the Dean Forest Railway – www.deanforestrailway.co.uk

Bus network:

For up to date timetable please visit, www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/bustimetables There is a bus stop right outside Bathurst Pool

Recycling Facilities

We offer return and refund schemes for plastic bottles and Pot Noodle pots.  You can recycle cans, paper and plastic on site and refill water bottles.  We are working to reduce single use plastic as much as possible.

welcome to bathurst pool

Given as a present to the inhabitants of Lydney and Aylburton by the Bathurst family in 1920. Bathurst Swimming Pool in Lydney is considered to be one of Gloucestershire’s best kept secrets.

This 38 metre outdoor pool in the Forest of Dean is run by volunteers and open for at least 14 weeks during the Summer.

We are delighted to be the recipients of the George Read Community Award at the Pride of the Forest Awards 2017.

We are also very honoured to have been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2018.