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Swimming Pools

The following swimming facilities are managed by Greenwich Leisure Limited.

The Pools, Carlisle

The Pools Swimming and Health Centre is located on James Street, only 5 minutes from the centre of Carlisle and offers a huge variety of activities for all ages.

The Centre boasts 3 heated swimming pools, A 25m pool, 20m and 10m. Also on the complex is the fantastic Victorian Turkish Health Suite which dates back to 1874 and which still has many of its original features. There is also a gym, sunbed suite and fitness studio on site.

Timetables: Carlisle Pools


The Pools Swimming & Health Centre
James Street

Telephone: 01228 810881

Morton Pool

Morton Pool and Fitness Centre is located in the grounds of the Richard Rose Morton Academy.

The centre has a 20m swimming pool with moveable floor, a new studio and state of the art gym.

Timetables: Morton Pool


Morton Pool & Fitness Centre
Wigton Road

Website: Morton Pool
Telephone: 01228 401591

Trinity Leisure Centre

The facilities on offer at Trinity include a superb 20m ‘L’ shaped Swimming Pool for casual and club swimming. The leisure centre also features a sports hall and a 27 station fitness suite with the latest resistance and cardio vascular equipment.

There is an extensive swimming programme from 4pm each evening including general swimming, lane swimming, adults only, aqua fit and family swimming.

Timetables: Trinity Pool


Trinity Leisure Centre
Strand Road

Website: Trinity Leisure Centre
Telephone: 01228 403565

Golf Courses


Stony Holme Golf Course

Stony Holme Golf Course is an award winning 18 hole Pay as you Play golf course located only 5 minutes from the centre of Carlisle.

Stony Holme Golf Course
St Aidans Road
Carlisle CA1 1LS

Tel: 01228 810570

Web: Visit Stony Holme Website

Voted one of the UK's best value municipal courses by the BBC Golf Magazine, Stony Holme continues to provide a stern but fair test to the many golfers who play the course.

The 18-hole par 69 layout features water on no less than 8 holes. Two rivers and is a great mixture of tight tree lined fairways make for tricky shots over and around water. The course is superb value for money and apart from a great golfing experience is renowned for its fantastic catering and hospitality and its well stocked pro shop.

The course is superb value with 18 holes on a weekend costing just £18 with cheaper rates applying Monday to Friday. Booking a tee-off time is easy whether you're playing on your own, with friends or as part of a visiting group or society.


The Swifts Golf Course & Driving Range

The Swifts Golf Course & Driving Range can be found in the centre of Carlisle, near to the Sands Centre.

The Swifts Golf Course & Driving Range
Newmarket Road

Tel: 01228 539527

Web: Visit The Swifts Golf Course website

As well as a challenging 9 hole (par 27) course The Swifts has a 12 bay driving range, grass hitting area, practice bunker and chipping facility and practice putting green. It is the ideal facility for any golfer intent on improving their game.

For more information please contact the Swifts Golf Courses & Driving Range on 01228 539527.

Greenwich Leisure Limited is the City Council's Leisure Management Contractor and currently manages the facilities on behalf of the City Council.

Other Clubs in the area

Carlisle Golf Club

18 holes. Par 73. An old course which deserves its reputation for quality.

Eden Golf Club

Two courses on the banks of the River Eden, both beautifully landscaped. An 18 hole (par 72) championship course and its 9 hole (par 36) companion - Hadrian's Course.

Dalston Hall Golf Club

A privately owned parkland course of 18 holes (par 67), with the option of playing just 9. Strategically placed bunkers, thickets of trees, internal out of bounds and a prevailing westerly wind increases the difficulty, punishing any wayward shot

Brampton Golf Club

A challenging small 18 hole (par 72) course, with views north to Scotland. Short, sharp hills will keep you fit and keep you interested.

Penrith Golf Club

Beautiful views of the Lake District and classic old fashioned golf on this very pretty 18 hole (par 69) course.

Silloth Golf Club

This is the old dowager Queen of Cumbria Golf courses. A famous seaside 18 hole (par 72) links course that charms, seduces, and demands your very best efforts.

Keswick Golf Club

About 30 minutes from Carlisle on good roads, the views will console you if this challenging 18 hole (par 71) course makes too many demands.

Appleby Golf Club

Very pretty, not too easy, not too hard - this is a well loved 18 hole (par 68) course.

Kendal Golf Club

Around 45 minute drive from Carlisle into the Lake District. A good choice for a day's outing. The course is 18 hole (par 70).

Sands Centre

The Sands Centre is one of the regions premier leisure facilities. It also doubles up as one of the top entertainment venues in the area.

Sands Centre
Carlisle, CA1 1BR
Tel: 01228 633766 Main Reception and Box Office
Web: The Sands Centre

See a map of The Sands Centre.

The Centre boasts a state of the art gym, climbing wall, sports hall, bespoke spinning studio and an holistic studio.

Further details are available on the Sands Centre website

Sports pitches and courts

Carlisle City Council own a number of Sports Facilities across the district. These include:

Tennis Courts

  • Bitts Park Tennis Courts and Air dome

These facilities are managed under contract by Carlisle leisure Limited

Football Pitches

The Sheepmount is home to adult grass football pitches, junior grass football pitches, mini grass football pitches and a sand filled astro pitch. To book these, please contact GLL on 01228591241.

Other Football pitches (not at The Sheepmount) can be booked by contacting the Green spaces Team on 01228 817200 or e-mail [email protected]

Multi-use Games Areas (Sports Cages)

A list of Multi-use Games Areas (MUGAs) also known as "Sports Cages" are located at:

Chances Park (mini MUGA)

Dale End Field

Hammonds Pond

Heysham Park

Melbourne Park

Trinity Park

Sheepmount Athletics Track and Playing Fields

The Sheepmount is home to a variety of sports organisations including 17 football clubs, 2 athletics clubs, other pitch sports and indoor rifle shooting and also plays host to a variety of major events and school activities.

Sheepmount Athletics Track and Playing Fields
Carlisle, CA3 8XL
Tel: 01228 591241

The Stadium has an 8-lane track, adult grass football pitches, junior grass football pitches, mini grass football pitches, a sand filled astro pitch, gym and function room. It was redeveloped in 2006 through a £3.6 million project, funded by Sport England and the Football Foundation, which created a fantastic athletics and football resource for Cumbria.


Carlisle is a great place to cycle, and now there are even more opportunities to get out and about on your bike in the area.

Sky Ride Local events

We have an exciting new partnership with British Cycling to deliver free bike rides throughout Cumbria.

Ride Social campaign

Ride Social is Britain’s biggest social cycling community, helping you get together with like-minded cyclists and ride your way. The Ride Social website, powered by British Cycling, lets you organise your own bike rides using your favourite routes. Share your ride for local cyclists to join and before you know it you have your own cycling group.

Cycling Clubs and Venues in Carlisle

The Border City Wheelers has been promoting cycling in Carlisle since 1925. The friendly club is welcoming to new members of all ages and abilities. They have an active membership of over 200 involved in most types of cycling, including road racing, time trialling, grass track racing, sportives, reliability rides and social riding.

The Eden Valley Cumbria Group of the CTC organises rides every Wednesday and Sunday. These are largely on scenic routes and quiet lanes, varying in length and pace. Normal rides are 50 to 70 miles in the summer (plus an annual 100 miler), less in winter. Most rides have designated breaks at cafés, allowing cyclists to ride directly there, to shorten or lengthen their day.

The Watchtree Wheelers Cycle Centre opened in July 2009 and is based at Watchtree Nature Reserve, between Wigton and Carlisle. The centre provides adapted cycles for all abilities, as well as high quality instruction and guidance, including learning to ride, improving riding skills, and selecting the right bike for your needs.

Cycle Carlisle aim to make cycling in Carlisle, safe, convenient and popular. To encourage people to use cycling as part of their normal daily transport and turn Carlisle into a progressive cycle-friendly city.

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