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Aira Force

7ml S of Penrith | A592, Penrith CA11 0JY, England
+44 17684 82467
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Full Day Lake Explorer Tour from Windermere
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“lovely walk” (172 reviews)
“national trust” (231 reviews)
“car park” (356 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
7ml S of Penrith | A592, Penrith CA11 0JY, England
+44 17684 82467
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Reviewed today via mobile

Simply amazing. One of my favourite parts of the Lake District. The walk up to the waterfall is manageable, even with small children. My 6 year old son loved every minute of this walk and it was the highlight of our weekend. Don't let the...More

Thank SeanM5995
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely walk past the waterfall and then went up Gowbarrow fell. You can park at the bottom or the top in the National trust carpark. There are great views over Ullswater

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited in May, the waterfall is a bit of climb but it is well worth it when you get there! It will always have a place in my heart because my boyfriend proposed on the platform overlooking the waterfall. There is plenty of space...More

Thank hannahrosemay
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful waterfall and short walks, just a shame about the typical national trust parking fees! Worth a visit after a good amount of rainfall as the volume of water is spectacular! Would advise a waterproof as the spray from the waterfall travels quite a distance!...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 1 week ago

To a trip to Aira Force this years which was long overdue as I had planned to visit some years ago. The Day parking was not cheap but worth the good car park provided. I brought suitable walking shoes that are required and packing my...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Aida Force immediately after 16 hours of rain. The sheer volume of water flowing through the valley was immense! So powerful the you would have been drenched if you were on the lower bridge! A simply stunning sight.

Thank MarkandJulieDavis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably tht most spectacular waterfall in the lakes. Ran by the NationalTrust, so parking is a premium if your not a member.. Toilets are located at the car park, and nereby is a lovely little cafe. Before you start your walk, plan your route from...More

1  Thank alisdair t
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a marvellous place to visit, the walk through the woods is spectacular, it’s a fair walk to the falls but well worth it.look out for the tree stumps with all the coins knocked into it.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I nice stroll up to the waterfall which even in drier weather is worth the effort. On your return to the car park there is a lovely cafe serving food and drinks. Free parking for National Trust members and if the cost of parking puts...More

Thank NeilMakin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful spot for a walk up to a spectacular waterfall. Going further up the valley and extending the walk is recommended. Car park is not cheap if you are not a national trust member. But there is no way round that.

Thank James H
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Julie S
September 6, 2017|
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Response from spiceboy67 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't count but I'm slightly unfit and didn't struggle.
Bradie W
August 16, 2017|
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Response from brownie_blondie_23 | Reviewed this property |
No its too dangerous with the rocks and fast flowing waterfalls.