Chipping Norton Lido
Use it or Lose it is the motto at The Lido. The serene open-air swimming pool is run by the locals as a charity and kept afloat by great community support. This phrase was used in a spirited 2003 campaign to save the lido from closure.
Now the heated 25m pool in its garden setting, complete with toddler pool, water slide, steam room and cafe, has top eco credentials through its use of solar panels and natural, underground heat. Closed for winter, put a reminder in the diary to make a splash in spring and summer.