Since 1919 Henleaze Swimming Club in North Bristol has served as a haven of solitude for those who enjoy freshwater swimming, springboard or high diving, sunbathing or simply a quiet rest in the open air.
Situated in the heart of the Bristol suburb of Henleaze, only a mile from the Downs and three miles from the city centre, this former quarry is surrounded by lawns and beautiful trees. The Lake is about four hundred metres long and between thirty and sixty metres wide, with a steep rock face on one side and a wooded bank on the other. Part of the Lake is used for swimming and part for angling.
The swimming end provides 125 metres of deep spring water for those who prefer to swim outdoors. The average depth is approximately three metres increasing to six metres under the diving area. There are two springboards and two fixed diving boards (5 metres and 7.5 metres). There is a sauna to warm up in before or after your swim.
The Lake is fed by spring water, and is surrounded by trees. The lake is a wildlife haven with many wildflowers and aquatic plants. Birds include moorhens, mallards, herons and kingfishers.
Henleaze Lake is a designated EU Bathing Water site.