Swim Bookings

Swim Bookings

REVISED OPENING HOURS FROM THIS WEEK TILL THE START OF MARCH 2022

You can do a night swim every Wednesday & Friday 6-7pm + every Friday 7-8pm.

Also start planning & booking the final full moon swims in 2021

17/11, 19/11, 24/11, 15/12, 17/12, and 22/12/2021, all for 2 hours 6-8pm

We have upgraded the car park, shore & lake lighting for your safety and enjoyment

Please check the chart below to see when the site is open and closed.
Try to book at least the day before to help us plan staffing.

Swim sessions with less than 3 swimmers may be closed on the day.

Government Covid Restrictions Lifted from 19/07/2021

This page contains all the essential info & instructions you need to book a single swim + wetsuit or float rental, and pay on arrival for the swim or purchase 10-swim passes, and enjoy your swims safely.

In the unlikely event you need advice on our website or booking form,
please phone
01733 351288 any day between 8am & 4pm
OR 01827 281304 during opening times below
while viewing the website on a PC, laptop or iPad (not your mobile phone), with a reloaded screen (circular arrow, top left).

DOSTHILL QUARRY IMPORTANT SWIMMING INFO

  1. Available Places. There is no limit on numbers.

  2. Free Registration. All swimmers have to register at https://dosthillquarry.com/swimreg/ for swimming at Dosthill Quarry. Unless your contact details change you only have to register once. Recent or older registrations are still valid, but if you are not sure, your details have changed, or you are not registered, please register now before completing the booking form below. After registering, print off the registration email that is automatically sent to you and bring it with you to sign before your next swim. If you don’t have a printer, email it to joe@dosthillquarry.com with the following request “Please print this off for me to sign before my next visit.” There is no facility at Dosthill Quarry for registering on site.

  3. Duration of each swim session is 1 hour unless your body is acclimatised to longer swims, or you are preparing for a long swim event.

  4. Wetsuit OR Float? The lake is 90 feet/25 metres deep, so in the event of cramp in one or both legs, you need to be able to float on the  surface until our rescue boat arrives. To meet this safety requirement you need to wear a wetsuit (preferred for warmth + buoyancy) OR tow a personal float behind you. You don’t need both. You are strongly recommended to wear a full wetsuit until the water temperature rises to 22 degrees. Current water temperature to see the current water temperature. If you don’t have your own wetsuit or float, you can rent on site.

  5. Rental Arrangements. Rental prices are full wetsuit £8 & personal float £2, payable by card at reception on arrival. Shorties are available at £6, but only for swimmers who have acclimatised to the current water temperature. If you need to rent a float or wetsuit, enter the height & chest/dress size of the person who needs the suit, or enter “float”, in the optional rental field on the booking form below. If no rental is needed leave the field blank.

  6. Stay Updated. Check this website’s home page at https://dosthillquarry.com/, and this Swim Bookings page before every visit to stay updated with current fast-changing conditions, special arrangements, and last-minute swim availability.

  7. Check the Current Opening Dates & Times chart below, but refresh or restore it before you book to ensure it is updated.

  8. The swim booking form is located a few paragraphs under the Currently Available Swim Places chart, and is easily identified by the word Required at the start of most fields. The form only takes about 25 seconds to complete.

  9. Payment. You now pay on arrival. If you have purchased a 10-swim pass, enter the amount paid (£30 or £60) in payment field #1 of the booking form, and enter your 4 or 5 digit receipt code in field #2. Otherwise enter POA (Paying On Arrival) into these 2 fields, and then pay on arrival.
  10. Completion Care. Take extra care when completing the following fields:-
    Field 5 – Date of Birth. Only for swimmers under 15.
    Field 6 – Visit Date. Enter the visit date.
    Fields 7&8 – Start & End Times. Remember to enter these or the form will not send.
    Field 9 – Email. TAKE EXTRA CARE to enter and check your correct email address or you won’t receive the auto reply confirmation email. More than 50% of our swimmers incorrectly type, mistype, or don’t check what they’ve typed e.g hitmail.com instead of hotmail.com & .con instead of .com.
    Participant Agreement. If you are 18 or over, tick the agreement box at the bottom of the form.  A parent or guardian of an under 18 swimmer must also state their name before ticking the box.

  11. Our cafe caravan is open for hot & cold drinks, chocbars, crisps & simple takeaway or sit down snacks. 

  12. 2 metres social distancing has been removed, but try and stay 1 metre apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.  

  13. Masks not required. Dosthill Quarry is outdoors with unlimited ventilation. Our full retail facilities are open, but you don’t need to wear a mask in our shop unless you prefer to.

  14. Changing. Our changing rooms are now open during Covid, but you can change in the car park as our swimmers have been doing since May last year, so long as you bring a towel robe or dressing gown with you to ensure your personal privacy while changing adjacent to the church graveyard before and after your swim. Don’t feel embarrassed. Wearing a dressing gown before & after swimming is now the latest fashion at our lake!! 

  15. Dog’s need to wear life jackets to swim in the quarry. 

Current Swimming Opening Dates & Times

This chart is only to show the opening dates & times. You can't amend the chart yourself.
Refresh or restore this page just before you check the opening dates & times. Then complete the swim booking form below.
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Book Your Swim in 3 Simple Steps

Step 1

Check which date & time in the above chart we are open that is convenient for you.

Step 2

Carefully complete the “Required” fields and boxes that are applicable to you in the Swim Booking Form below. If you have purchased a 10-swim pass, enter the amount paid (£30 or £60) in payment field #1, and your 4 or 5 digit receipt code in field #2. Otherwise enter POA (for Paying On Arrival) into these 2 fields.

Step 3

Pay on arrival.

Swim prices are:
£4 for a single under 15 or dog swim
£8 for a single adult swim
£30 for an under 15 or dog 10-swim pass
£60 for an adult 10-swim pass
You save £10 with a £30 pass & £20 with a £60 pass rather than single swims.

Passes don’t have an expiry date, so you can carry unused swims over to future seasons. They also reduce the number of times you have to call us to pay ahead from 10 to just 1 – saving you (and us) a lot of time. Swimmers in the same household can share a child, dog or adult pass as appropriate.

When you pay our card machine will create a 4-digit receipt code at the bottom of your cardholder receipt. This is valid once for £4 & £8 single swims, and 10 times for £30 & £60 swim passes

    SWIM BOOKING FORM

    BEFORE YOU COMPLETE THIS FORM MAKE SURE YOU DO THE FOLLOWING STEPS:-

    1. ARRIVE 30 MINS BEFORE YOUR SWIM TIME TO PARK UP, PAY, OBTAIN RENTAL WETSUIT OR FLOAT & CHANGE
    2. READ TIP #2 ABOVE FOR RENTAL PRICES & ARRANGEMENTS
    3. REFRESH THE SWIM OPENING DATES & TIMES CHART ABOVE
    4. DO NOT BOOK DATS OR TIMES WHEN THE LAKE IS CLOSED
    5. ENTER THE CORRECT DATE
    6. ENTER THE CORRECT START TIME (& END TIME IF YOU WANT TO SWIM LONGER THAN 1 HOUR
    7. PAY ON ARRIVAL AND OBTAIN YOUR CARDHOLDER RECEIPT

    1. Required Payment Amount. If you have bought a 10-swim pass enter £30 or £60. If you are paying on arrival enter POA.
    2. Required Receipt Code. If you have bought a 10-swim pass enter your 4 or 5 digit receipt code. If you are paying on arrival enter POA.
    3. Required First Name
    4. Required Last Name
    5. Required Only for under 15's. Leave blank if older. Date of Birth. In DD/MM/YYYY format.
    6. Required If available in the above chart, select the date of your swim session.

    7. Required. If available in the above chart, select the start time of your swim session, excluding 30 mins before the session for rental payment & collection, Covid briefing, & kit-up.

    8. Required. If available in the above chart, select the end time of your swim session, excluding 30 mins after the session for dekit, rental return & refreshments.

    9. Required Email
    10. Required Mobile Phone
    11. Optional Wetsuit or Float Rental Paid On Arrival At Reception. For Wetsuit Rental enter swimmer's Height + Chest/Dress size + Child Age. For Float Rental enter Float. Leave blank if no rental needed.

    Participant Agreement
    Read the following paragraphs carefully.
    This statement, which includes a Statement of Risks and Liability, and a Warning Statement, informs you of some potential risks involved in outdoor swimming, and of the conduct required of you while outdoor swimming at Dosthill Quarry. If you are aged 17 or younger, your parent or guardian must read this and sign below.

    Statement of Risk and Liability
    This is a statement in which you are informed of the risks of outdoor swimming at Dosthill Quarry. The statement also sets out the circumstances in which you participate at your own risk.
    Your online submission of this statement is your digital confirmation that you have received and read this statement, so it is important that you read the contents of this statement before submitting or signing it. If you are a minor aged 17 or younger, this form must also be signed by a parent or guardian.

    Warning
    There can be a serious risk to your health if you contract coronavirus.
    You can suffer from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS); mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression; impaired lung function infection which can negatively affect other organs like the heart, kidneys, and brain; other significant long-term health issues that may last after getting over the infection.

    Acceptance of Risk
    I understand and agree that neither the Dosthill Quarry Staff (“Staff”), nor the facility Dosthill Quarry, nor their affiliate or subsidiary corporations, nor any of their respective employees, officers, agents, contractors or assigns accept any responsibility for any death, injury or other loss suffered by me to the extent that it results from my own conduct or any matter or condition under my control that amounts to my own contributory negligence.
    In the absence of any negligence or other breach of duty by the Dosthill Quarry Staff (“Staff”), nor the facility Dosthill Quarry, and all parties referred to above, my participation is entirely at my own risk.

    I HAVE REGISTERED VIA THE LINK AT TIP #1. I HAVE READ THE SWIM BRIEFING POINTS AT TIP #2. I HAVE READ THE CONTENTS OF THE ABOVE PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT, STATEMENT OF RISK AND LIABILITY, WARNING, AND ACCEPTANCE OF RISK. I HEREBY TICK THE BOX BELOW AS MY DIGITAL AGREEMENT.

    Under 18?
    Your parent or guardian must enter their name and relationship below, and also tick the agreement box for you under Required below
    Applicable? Parent or Guardian Name.
    Applicable? Parent or Guardian Relationship.


    18 or Older Required I am 18 or older, and I hereby tick the box below as my digital agreement


    PLEASE READ THE 3 IMPORTANT STEPS BELOW TO AVOID MULTIPLE ENTRIES OF YOUR BOOKING FORM!!

    If you have completed all the required fields, and ticked the digital agreement box above, then you should receive a message below the send button, "Your Outdoor Swimming Reservation was sent successfully to ian@dosthillquarry.com".

    1. HOWEVER A NUMBER OF AREAS ARE EXPERIENCING SLOW INTERNET. SO IF YOU RECEIVE THE ERROR MESSAGE "There was an error trying to send your message", OR THE LOADING CIRCLE TO THE RIGHT OF THE SEND BUTTON KEEPS SPINNING, YOU MAY HAVE MISSED A FIELD OR THE INTERNET IS SLOW.

    2. CHECK ALL FIELDS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND HIT SEND AGAIN ONCE.

    3. IF YOU DON'T GET A SENT SUCCESSFULLY MESSAGE AFTER 2 ATTEMPTS CALL 01733 351288, AND WE'LL CHECK IF YOUR FORM HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

    Now hit the 'Send' button below and check your inbox and spam folder for our auto reply email.