The Blue Pool – England’s alternative to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon & Canada’s Lake Louise

The Blue Pool in the Isle of Purbeck constantly varies in colour. The water diffracts light in various ways, producing a spectrum of colour sometimes green sometimes turquoise. This was one unique and tranquil family hike and a special day out. For me, The Blue Pool is England’s alternative to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon and Canada’s Lake Louise. The Blue Pool in the Isle of Purbeck certainly delivers on the status of being one of the most striking, wilderness icons and spectacle in the UK.


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Inside look…

  • Beautiful woodland trails

  • Mostly gravel and dirt trails

  • Some steep climbs (optional)

  • Dragonfly and Damselfly Pond

  • Large blue / turquoise lake

  • Perfect for a family day out

  • Great for a short or long walk

  • Various flora

  • Stunning panoramic views

  • Outdoor seating benches

  • Tea room & shop onsite

  • Toilets available

  • Free parking

Basic packing list…

  • Cash / Credit Card

  • Spare change in coins

  • Pen / Notebook (if you like to take notes)

  • Camera / Phone (great picture opportunities)

  • Layered clothing (stay away from cotton in winter)

  • Spare change of clothes (in winter & in case they get wet!)

  • Or bring waterproof jacket / trouser

  • Change of shoes (don’t want a muddy car!)

  • Sunglasses

  • Bottle of water or hydration pac