There is no swimming pool in Ravenstonedale but several indoor and outdoor pools are within easy driving distance.
Shap outdoor heated swimming pool is reputedly the highest heated open air swimming pool in England.The pool is run by local volunteers and is subject to seasonal opening times which can be checked out here - Shap Swimming Pool. The 20m pool is supervised by qualified lifeguards at all times. There is also a paddling pool.
There are 2 two indoor heated pools at the Kendal Leisure Centre (25m main pool and 12.5m learner pool). Both pools are supervised at all times by lifeguards.
A community open air heated swimming pool is located at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School. The pool is operated by volunteers and visitors are welcome. The pool has limited opening times which can be checked out on the Kirkby Stephen Swimming Pool website.
There is a 25m indoor heated swimming pool at Appleby Leisure Centre. This modern leisure centre is situated in the centre of Appleby near the River Eden.
There is a modern leisure centre on Southend Road, Penrith managed by Parkwood Leisure on behalf of the local authority. The centre contains a 25m pool and a smaller teaching pool. It is advisable to contact the centre in advance if you are planning a visit to check opening times. Contact details, opening times and details of additional leisure activities can be found on the Penrith Leisure Centre website.
Don't be fooled. This smashing heated outdoor pool (17m x 6m) is not necessarily cold. When open (summer only) it is heated to 25°C. For opening times (sometimes dependent on weather) check out the Lazonby Pool Website.