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Aira Force: Tours & Tickets

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For 300 years visitors have been drawn here, where rainwater runs from the fells into Aira Beck and thunders in one 65-foot leap over the falls. Yet, Aira Force is much more than an impressive waterfall. A network of trails weaves its way from...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
7ml S of Penrith | A592, Penrith CA11 0JY, England
+44 17684 82067
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All reviews national trust lovely walk car park beautiful waterfall parking fee steep steps natural beauty nt members lake district ullswater steamer heavy rain two hours easy walk walking boots red squirrels worth the climb well worth the effort
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a 65 foot water fall, and it takes about 20 mins to amble up to it from the car park. Lower platform is good for a few pix and theres good views around. Bit pricey to park at £5 though. Small shop selling ice...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were very keen to visit Aira Force as we hadn't visited the Ullswater area of the Lake Distict before. However we were very surprised that the National Trust charged £5.00 for a car park for a walk to a waterfall, no matter how pretty....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mhairi59
Reviewed 5 days ago

We hired a car and drove from London to the Lakes District and the 6 hour drive was worth ever second of it. This area and in particular Aira Force is a wonderland of natural beauty. A realive easy walk through some of the best...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Trevor F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our second visit, but many years from the first. The waterfalls were near their best due to the recent rain prior to our visit. Believe the total distance is around 2 miles and does include steps, tree roots and boulders to contend with throughout the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 424stevem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfall. Not long of a Walk. Hardly 10 minutes from the car Park. But little bit steep stairs here and there with patchy path but nothing too difficult. Ideally a buggy or push chair should be avoided as floor would be uneven and water...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rizwanrehman87
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tumbling stream and several waterfalls (Called forces) are worth seeing. It takes about an hour to walk round and you can park in the National Trust car park by Lake Ullswater.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rabyrover
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Aira Force following a heavy spell of rain meant we were treated to the awesome spectacle of the falls thundering down the ravine. A breathtaking experience.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 311mauriceb
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area then a walk up to this iconic waterfall should be on your must do list. National trust car park which are free if you are a member. Walking boots or sturdy trainers needed.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank penny025
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Aira Force when we walked up Gowbarrow at the weekend. Nice area to visit and the staff at the shop by the car park were really helpful when we asked the best way to walk up Gowbarrow. Car park costs around £3 for 2...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 886shannonl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is going to sound very sad but the waterfalls were really good - I was really impressed, there had been lots of rainfall so maybe they were more impressive than normal but it really was worth going to see. Theres a lovely walk down...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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22 May 2019|
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Response from Lydia H | Reviewed this property |
No you could walk so far with a pram but not recommended to go up yo the falls as paths have tree roots and boulders
27 March 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.
11 March 2019|
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Response from butterflybarbie | Reviewed this property |
Hiking boots for sure if you want to walk all levels :-)