Chagford Swimming Pool

Newton Abbot

Chagford Swimming Pool is an open air, river fed public pool, set on the banks of the Teign.

Solar covers are rolled out each evening to maintain the temperature. Assuming the weather is reasonable, the pool heats each morning through the covers, often by a degree or more in a day, raising the temperature from the chilly 16C of the river to 25C if the weather is consistently good. This is one of the reasons the pool is closed in the mornings.

There is also a very popular toddler pool, complete with toy boats, watering cans, and ducks.

There's a grassy area for sunbathing at one end, chairs and tables at the other and wooden decking along each side.

With refreshments available from the tea shed, it really is the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon.


  • Rushford
  • Newton Abbot
  • Devon
  • TQ13 8DA