Is it safe to swim in Blue Lagoon?

Families are being warned not to swim in a “dangerous” blue lagoon attracting visitors in the Peak District. Harpur Hill Quarry, near Buxton, has been described as “probably the most dangerous water in the UK”. It is said to be due to its high alkaline pH levels, which make it similar to swimming in a “bath of bleach”.

Why is Blue Lagoon dangerous?

This lagoon is incredibly dangerous. And police even had to dye the water black to deter visitors. A sign beside the pool warns that the toxic water could cause “skin and eye irritations, stomach problems and fungal infections such as thrush”. The stunning lagoon is also incredibly toxic.

Can you swim in Middle Peak Quarry?

“Quarries may look like inviting places but are full of hazards. “Quarry water in particular is extremely cold with hidden dangers and risks which include cold water shock and drowning – no one should attempt to swim in these lagoons.”

Why is Blue Lagoon stourport illegal?

This is because its high alkaline pH levels makes it similar to swimming in ‘a bath of bleach’. According to YorkshireLive, Derbyshire Police have now issued a fresh warning urging people not to visit the area.

How deep is the Blue Lagoon in Bletchley?

18 metres deep
The lake is 18 metres deep and so utilised by the Milton Keynes Sub-Aqua Club. They have planted a bus, two cars and a light aircraft to explore. There are also a further six sunken boats and concrete pipes on the lake bed.

Is it worth going to the Blue Lagoon?

Pools and hot tubs often serve as a hub of social activity in Iceland, and while the Blue Lagoon may not provide that every time, it’s a good place to get started. It’s worth the trip for the opportunity to take in the natural beauty of Iceland: in its waters, its views and way of life.

Where is Middle Peak Quarry?

Middle Peak Quarry, Wirksworth, Derbys

Address: Middle Peak Quarry, Near Wirksworth
County: Derbyshire
Postcode: DE4 4BU
Nearest Town: Matlock
Map Reference: SK282545

Is the Blue Lagoon toxic?

Swimmers have flocked to a remote lake despite warnings the water is toxic. The quarry lake, which is known locally as the Blue Lagoon, has been described as ‘probably the most dangerous water in the UK’. Derbyshire Police regularly take the drastic step of dying the water black to deter visitors.

Can you swim in the Blue Lagoon Bletchley?

The lagoon is very deep and very cold with plants growing under the calm majestic surface. There were two deaths in 2014 and Cllr Khan believes young people should avoid swimming in the lagoon. Cllr Khan said: “The Blue lagoon looks lovely and is very tempting to swimmers looking to take advantage of the hot weather.

Where is the Blue Lagoon in Bletchley?

Milton Keynes
Parking address: Drayton Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 3EL.

Where is the Blue Lagoon in Buxton Derbyshire?

The water at Harpur Hill in Buxton, Derbyshire – dubbed the Blue Lagoon – is said to have “the same pH value as bleach”. Police and the fire service said they have continued to get reports of visitors to the “dangerous” site. One local told the BBC they had seen people swimming in the pool over the bank holiday weekend.

Where was the man caught swimming in the Blue Lagoon?

The man raises his arms as he swims in Derbyshire’s ‘blue lagoon’ which is believed to have old cars, animal carcasses and even excrement beneath the surface Derbyshire Fire And Rescue Service tweeted last night: ‘Despite a friendly chat from one of our prevention team this person still decided a swim in toxic black water was in order.

How is the water in the Blue Lagoon?

‘I’m amazed people are swimming. The signs make it obvious how dangerous it is.’ Tests have revealed the Blue Lagoon’s water has a highly alkaline pH level of 11.3. Bleach and ammonia have a pH level of around 12. Paul Hawker, from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, warned people are putting lives at risk by swimming there.

Where is the Blue Lagoon in Harpur Hill?

In the same threat of tweets by Derbyshire Fire And Rescue, one photo shows litter dumped next to the old quarry’s shore. Residents in Harpur Hill, a village that lies below the quarry, also complained on Bank Holiday Monday of abusive language, piles of litter and people urinating in gardens.