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Scarlet Hotel Natural rock pool - The Spa Man

The UK’s best spas with outdoor pools for a hot summer’s day

British spas have realised the appeal of bathing outside, and outdoor pools are becoming a standard fixture for new builds (where space and budget permit). The Spa Man loves to spa outside – the connection with nature while breathing fresh air is truly something special. Post-treatment, relaxing on a sun lounger (in any weather) is hard to beat. On a hot sunny, summer’s day – it’s even better. Here is the Spa Man’s pick of the UK’s best spas with outdoor pools for cooling off on a hot summer’s day. Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa, Cumbria This Lake District hotel on the shores of Derwentwater in Borrowdale is a new addition to the UK spa-scene. The setting is stunning and the spa focusses on pampering and celebrations. The view from the pool of the lake. Jaw-dropping. https://www.lakedistrictspa.co.uk Aqua Sana Center Parcs Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire It’s always high on my list of spas I recommend. The infinity edge pool that looks to the forest is pure heaven. The spa is spiffy with lots of heat and …

Outdoor sauna comes to King’s Cross

There’s been an outdoor pool in the heart of the King’s Cross development site for a while now and it’s a great spot for a spot of outdoor bathing. The natural bathing pond is filtered naturally and is the first ever man-made fresh water public bathing pond in the UK. If you want to google it check out the King’s Cross Pond Club. Anyone can pop along, just pay the entry fee and you’re away. Now more recently they have launched a wood-fired barrel sauna. Perfect for winter, this is as close to the Scandinavian outdoor sauna tradition as you’ll get in central London and a perfect winter activity. The sauna will be at the pond club right now and set to remain for the next four months (so around April). It’s free to use for anyone who has paid to swim. Visiting the Pond Club The pond is open Monday-Friday from 8am-dusk, and Saturday-Sunday from 10am-dusk. Tickets are available for designated sessions throughout the day, and two weeks in advance. Prices range from £3.50 to £6.50 for …