WINTER may still be in the air, but preparations are being made for the reopening of Hathersage outdoor swimming pool at the end of the month.
The heated pool - one of only 90 or so lidos in the country - will welcome its first customers of the year on Saturday, March 31.
A day long series of events is being lined up, including swimming for 8am to 5pm, children’s games and competitions , aqua zumba and music from the bandstand. Season tickets will be on sale.
The pool, whose running is overseen by Hathersage Parish Council, had a major refurbishment programme last year during its 75th anniversary.
The start of the season usually sees a queue of swimmers - whatever the Peak District weather.