There is no swimming pool in Orton itself but several indoor and outdoor pools are within easy driving distance. Travelling distances given below are only approximate.
Shap Outdoor Pool (6 miles)
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 on the Shap Swimming Pool Website. The 20m pool is supervised by qualified lifeguards at all times. There is also a paddling pool.
Kendal Leaisure Centre (12 miles)
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.
Kirkby Stephen (12 miles)
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 website.
Appleby Indoor Pool (12 miles)
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.
Penrith Leisure Centre (18 miles)
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 website.
Lazonby Outdoor Pool (24 miles)
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.