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Aira Force

7ml S of Penrith | A592, Penrith CA11 0JY, England
+44 17684 82467
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“national trust” (215 reviews)
“lovely walk” (155 reviews)
“car park” (326 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
7ml S of Penrith | A592, Penrith CA11 0JY, England
+44 17684 82467
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Reviewed yesterday

Near Ullswater Lake, it's a must to visit, easy to access just off the road and has a great tea shop ;-) Takes less than an hour to walk the loop, take photos and back to the car park on back onto your walk.

Thank JuicyLucyMarkie
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked here from Glenridding after our trip from Pooley Bridge on the Steamer. Loved the walk across, and also the walk to the Waterfall, even though it is not signposted that well. Such a nice place to visit. We sat and had a picnic...More

Thank MrsACM
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place, easily accessible for everyone. More walks around the area if you want to explore more.

Thank rubyroo80
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Aira Force and found its beauty quite breathtaking. The forest around it is so natural and green, foxgloves growing in clumps, tall broad trees and ferns. The waterfall is stunning, you could stand and watch for ages. Though be warned it has some...More

1  Thank fadeheart1
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped off at Aira Force on our Ullswater Steamer tour and was really pleased we did. The track was well maintained, the walk up to the top was fairly easy, everywhere was spotlessly clean and the view from the top was definitely worth the...More

Thank 300amanda
Reviewed 6 days ago

The parking at the bottom is National Trust. There are 2 other car parks, one halfway up and another higher, they are free! But, it is a nice walk from the bottom with an option to return another way, worth the parking fee. There is...More

2  Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a few friends, what a beautiful place! We were so lucky to visit on a sunny day so caught the rainbow in the waterfall. It involves a lot of walking so not suitable for the less abled folks. The staff at the shop...More

Thank Alfie O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were stuck for things to do on a wet day but luckily this is ideal for a visit since the waterfall is gushing beautifully. There's a short circular work which is gorgeous and allows you to take in all the views. There is also...More

Thank maddy20293
Reviewed 1 week ago

After our rest stop at Kirkstone Pass Inn, we finally arrived at Aira Force. It was drizzling but it did not spoilt our enjoyment of the place. I thought the walk to see the waterfall was easier than expected. We did not have to walk...More

Thank Kim025Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

From Kendal to Keswick and Ended up at aira force today some fantastic views as we travelled . A bit misty but still impressive parked in main car park £5 for two hours parking seemed expensive . Roughly a twenty minute walk some bits steep...More

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Does it cost anything to get in the park? There are tours available at a cost & I wondered if we could just do this without booking a tour ? Thanks in advance
May 29, 2017|
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Response from MEF_8 | Reviewed this property |
No entry fee but it's fairly out of the way so the parking is needs and is fairly expensive unless you are a member of the National trust, then it's free! You could get a boat there from Pooley Bridge but again you will... More
Michelle R
How far is it from the carpark to the falls? Will be visiting with someone who can't walk for long periods of time. Thanks
March 5, 2017|
Response from 46clarkey | Reviewed this property |
About 15/20 mins if you go to the right of the river , this brings you out at the bridge at the bottom of the waterfall, quite steep to go to the top but view from the foot of the falls is great
Is there a way to view the waterfall safely,taking my toddler and worried about the safety of it all. Is there a way you can view it without having to be too close? Can you do the walk safely?
January 19, 2017|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
There are a couple of waterfalls at different levels up from the main car-park. With a toddler I'd stick nearer the bottom as it could be a bit of an adventure for them going up the track paths - partly depends on the... More