Warning not to swim in Peak District’s ‘dangerous’ Blue Lagoon

Families are being warned not to swim in a ‘dangerous’ blue lagoon attracting visitors to the Peak District.

Harpur Hill Quarry, near Buxton, has been described as ‘probably the most dangerous water in the UK’.

This is said to be due to its high alkaline pH, which makes it similar to swimming in a “bleach bath”.

Derbyshire Police are monitoring the situation as people flock to the lagoon in the hot weather – and are urging them not to swim there.

It has already attracted hundreds of visitors from North Staffordshire and beyond, reports YorkshireLive.

In May last year, the force issued a warning after around 2,000 people traveled there in hot weather.

The force says it received no reports of anti-social behavior around Harpur Hill’s quarry over the recent bank holiday weekend. However, they urge people to think twice before heading into disused careers.

A force spokeswoman said: “Officers have not received any reports of anti-social behavior around Harpur Hill quarry over the bank holiday weekend, but continue to monitor the area and work with partner agencies. to help maintain this long-term period.

“There are a number of disused quarries in Derbyshire and across the country.

  • Get the latest news emailed straight to your inbox – click here

“Many of them are on private land, so in addition to the risk of penalties for trespassing, people swimming in quarry waters are exposing themselves to cold water shock, injuring themselves from objects hidden under the surface or other pollution-related health issues.

“Please don’t put yourself in danger. »

Best StaffordshireLive Stories

Want to sign up to get these stories straight to your inbox? It’s free and that means you’ll never miss the most important Staffordshire news of the day

You can register for free here

Haven’t registered yet but want to try it out?

You can read an overview of our newsletter here

Comments are closed.