UK heatwave: 20 best outdoor pools from Hampstead Heath lido to Cornwall and Aberdeen

This Olympic-size swimming pool is filled with clean sea water which is heated to 29 degrees. Open until early September, it offers daily quiet sessions, lane swimming, and a slide for children. This salt water pool is heated to 29 degrees and has a terraced area with views over the Clyde Estuary. Originally built in 1966, this heated outdoor pool was saved from demolition and revamped in 2017 opened by Prince Charles. The pool is a relaxing spot which holds different swimming sessions such as aqua fit and baby classes. The pools were dug from a quarry around 80 years ago in the hope of attracting more tourists to the site. It has internal and internal showers and heated changing facilities, which make all the difference after a bracing swim. This waterpark features flumes and rapids as well as a lazy river which takes swimmers outside to the south-facing patio. This outdoor water park has a paddling pool, a splash pad, as well as a children’s dry play area, a climbing rock, and picnic spots. This outdoor lido is open from May to September and features a water fountain in its centre which will provide plenty of entertainment for younger visitors. Adults from £4.80, children from...

Mercury Racing announces launch of 4.6-Liter V8 450R outboard engine

The new Mercury Racing 450R outboard is purpose designed for the high-performance disciple craving unrelenting power. Steeped in Mercury Racing DNA, the 450R features a 4.6-liter V8 FourStroke powerhead boosted by an exclusive Mercury Racing supercharger to produce 450 peak propshaft horsepower and 40 percent higher torque than the powerful 400R. At over 300 pounds lighter than the nearest competitor, the new 450R delivers industry leading power-to-weight in a compact, efficient package. The 450R writes a power prescription that combines unprecedented acceleration and top speed potential with rugged reliability and the latest technology from Mercury Racing. Multiple gearcase, control system, tie bar, and styling options are available to create the ultimate customized outboard performance package, ready to run Wide Open all day long. Best of all, the Mercury Racing 450R delivers all of its performance on readily available 89-octane (95 RON) pump fuel. Designed and developed in-house and manufactured in Wisconsin on a dedicated Mercury Racing production line, the 450R is based on the same 4.6-liter V8 powerhead used for the normally aspirated Mercury Racing 300R outboard models. T...