Outdoor swimming to return to Bath

Britain's only surviving Georgian lido, Cleveland Pools, is on track to be restored thanks to a development grant of £366,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Grade Two listed lido at Bathwick was closed in 1984.

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Medallist Sharron Davies backs Bath lido plans

Sharron Davies Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Olympic medallist Sharron Davies is backing plans to restore Britain's oldest surviving open air pool in Bath.

The Grade II listed Cleveland Pools has secured earmarked funding of £4.1 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

“This is such good news. After hard work and sheer perseverance by the Trust and its advisers it's looking like we will have a magnificent and unique pool in Bath that we can all enjoy for a proper outdoor swim.”

– Sharon Davies

Cleveland Pools to be restored

Britain's only surviving Georgian lido, Cleveland Pools, is on track to be restored thanks to a development grant of 366 thousand pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Grade Two listed lido at Bathwick was closed in 1984.

Cleveland Pools Credit: The Cleveland Pools Trust

Well, we did it! We're absolutely over the moon that we have been awarded the money we need to get the Cleveland Pools firmly back on the Bath map: a development grant of £366,200 with earmarked funding of £4.1m. Huge thanks go to the Prince's Regeneration Trust for their expert advice and support in helping make this happen.

– Ann Dunlop, Chair Cleveland Pools Trust

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