Andark Lake is open for Open Water Swimmimg on the following days and times.  SCUBA DIVING now has allocated sessions on a Wednesday

These are just for open water swimming sessions for swimmers with openwater experience,

Our Staff might have to  Carry Out Diving Safety Work at sometimes.

Each session has 9-10 spaces available. Swimmers we enter from alternate ends. I.e. the first group goes in at Entrance ZONE A and then the second goes in at Entrance ZONE B.

Wednesday  8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th July, 5th August :- 9.00 -09.45am

Thursday’s  9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July 6th August:- for sessions from 8.30am ¾ hour slots 

Friday’s  10th, 17th, 24th & 31st July, 7th August :- for 9 sessions ¾ hour slots with the following time slots:

Saturday’s  11th, 18th, 25th July, 8th August:- ¾ hour slots starting at 7.45 am  to 10.45  then afternoon from 3.30pm to 17.00pm

Sunday’s 12th, 19th, 26th July :- 3/4 hour slots 08.30 to 10.00

Each week we are opening Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with the above time slots.


  1. There is Book Online button at bottom of this page
  2. this will take you to a softwear called Mindbody and a login page – DO NOT CREATE an account if you have been to us before as you already have one, it will recognise youby the name you gave us and your email address, you will need to create a password if not used online booking before.
  3.  then go to Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday and choose a time slot, it might ask you to select client ID which case put in your name or hopefully it will recognise who you are.

Swimmers will also be able to Facebook message us if having difficulty booking on with App

by contactless or exact cash on the day.  If you have a block ticket it will just register as a swim when we confirm arrival on site.

The Sessions will be ¾ hour time slots as timings above and limiting to 9-10 persons per time slot at present. Arrive 10 minutes

before your start time and leave 15 minutes after.

The changing rooms will not be open, but the outside loo will be (to be used at own risk but with

anti-bacterial spray available), so swimmers need to come ready or just be happy to change outside.

Open Water Swimming – £6.00 per person

We are open for Open Water Swimming at the following times:

Wednesday 9-9.45am

Thursday 8.30am – 2pm

Friday 10.15am – 5pm

Saturday 7.45am – 10.45am & afternoons 15.30 -17.00
Sunday  08.30am – 10.00am

Please pre book your swim online, by phone or email

Other swimming times available on request for a group of 6 or more swimmers.

Water Temperature:
1/07/2020:  19.3°C

The lake is open for swimmers for open water swimming and triathlon training. It is recommended you wear a wetsuit while swimming in the lake.

The size of the lake is twice as the size of an Olympic size swimming pool. With Beach type entry or pontoon entry allowing lengths from side to side.

Changing facilities  NOT OPEN AT PRESENT RE ‘COVID 19’

Male and Female changing facilities with free hot showers and lockers in new purpose built pavilion. Including disabled toilet.


Individual swimmers please park in the lower car park (at the back of Andark), this is approximately a 300m walk, follow signs up the lane.
Disabled parking is available on site please notify us if required.

Food and Catering

Small cafe in reception area offers hot and cold drinks, soup and simple snacks, pizza, jacket potatoes, bacon rolls etc.

Water Quality

The water is tested regularly and the lake is filled up by its own bore hole.