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All reviews lovely walk national trust car park beautiful waterfall steep steps parking fee natural beauty nt members lake district ullswater steamer heavy rain two hours walking boots easy walk worth the climb red squirrels well worth the effort
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Called through here on a walk just to see and were very nicely surprised! Lots of paths and things for kids to do and a great sight to see the waterfall itself. Would be worth spending more time here than we did!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrived on the ullswater steamer run service from Glenrydding.A beautiful walk up to the top of the falls took about 20 minutes quite steep in places and uneven surface but well worth the effort.Nice National Trust cafe near entrance to car park.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 61ThomasP64
Reviewed 2 days ago

Easily located off the road running around around Ullswater. The walk can be as hard or easy as you choose to make it and the views are well worthwhile.Some of the terrain is taxing so wear appropriate footwear, and I'd recommend checking the route maps...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mike R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have two main options to walk to Aira Force. Either use the NT car park near to the shore of Ullswater and walk upstream and then back down, or if you want a longer more challenging walk take the track opposite the Royal Hotel...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walks around the falls are arguably better than the falls itself. Worth donning stout shoes and spending a few hours strolling. There are interesting natural things to see pretty much wherever you look. Lots of people seemed to avoid the bottom of the falls...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By U.K. standards an impressive series of falls. Not suitable for anyone unsteady on their feet. No dedicated parking spaces for campers and motorhomes which is odd given there is room within the existing layout.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank FliesM20P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning place. The walk is not overly strenuous but does require some exertion - some routes with several steps. You do have to watch your footing due to tree roots & stones though. You can join the walk from 1 of 3 car parks...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank K8478KTtims
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up the route via the stone steps which I found a little challenging due to mobility problems.It was raining so things were a little slippy - you really need to wear the correct footwear up there. It would be good if there were...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Phast007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great afternoon/ short day walk. Lots of variety in trees and views, wit places to stop and gaze as well as picnic. I loved the discrete signs giving me the names of the trees.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Julesxx1966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smallish car-park. Cafe rudimentary with the usual NT fare on offer of moderate value. The attraction of the water falls bring many to the site; but not for the moderately noble as stony and much climbing [steps] but still tricky. Perhaps the NT should adopt...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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May 21, 2019|
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Response from Esther M | Reviewed this property |
Just to add to my initial answer, we went back and headed to the top section via the higher car park and path and you could do that with the pram so can do the bottom and the top as two separate sections if you are visiting... More
March 26, 2019|
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Response from telfordpete | Reviewed this property |
With being National Trust they have tried to be inclusive. However this is an area where wheel chair access is limited due to terrain etc. However still worthy of a visit.
March 10, 2019|
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Response from butterflybarbie | Reviewed this property |
Hiking boots for sure if you want to walk all levels :-)