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“lovely walk”(196 reviews)
“national trust”(261 reviews)
“car park”(413 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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7ml S of Penrith | A592, Penrith CA11 0JY, England
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All reviews lovely walk national trust car park beautiful waterfall parking fee steep steps natural beauty lake district nt members heavy rain ullswater steamer two hours small shop well worth the effort easy walk walking boots red squirrels
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

Our plan when returning from Windermere was to admire the scenery through the Kirkstone Pass however the rain and mist was such that visibility was down to a few yards. Plan B didn’t exist so when we saw the sign for the National Trust’s “Aira...More

1  Thank Rantinrover
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Yes it's a lovely little place Aira Force and well worth a visit but please don't miss the best part which is a walk (or run as i did ) around Gawbarrow. This is the hill you see to your right from the bottom car...More

1  Thank fliperty
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Beautful woodland walk to the falls which could be seen from the path but nopt approached due to the path being repaired

1  Thank The_Leprechaun_in_UK
Reviewed 13 November 2012

The views are astronomical and breathtaking! The walk through the woods is similar to Fangorn Forest (so my bf tells me!!!)

Thank elly c
Reviewed 7 November 2012

We were advised by our hosts were to park for free and it came up trumps. There is no requirement to pay the expensive parking at the bottom when you can park up the top for free. The walk was easy enough, great views up...More

Thank JanWard85
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Fantastic walk up to Aria Force, even though the weather was awful (rain and sleet), the views were spectacular. We retuned to the car park where we started and had a much needed cup of tea in the tea rooms.

Thank DJinks
Reviewed 6 November 2012

The effort (although relatively little) to either view from the bridge looking down on the falls or meander down to the base of the falls is breath-taking beautiful, a photograher's dream. Romantic, Harry Potteresk, no cost depending where you park and well worth a visit,...More

Thank Rod R
Reviewed 1 November 2012

This is a great place, the waterfalls are spectacular especially if you go after heavy rain, as we did. Relatively easy walk with a few steps. If you carry on further up the paths to the tops you get stunning views over Ullswater towards Hellvellyn...More

1  Thank addictedt0greece
Reviewed 31 October 2012

I went here on my way round the lake Unfortunately the car park is pay and display but that's fine You walk up the path to the waterfall and when you get there it is amazing!! There is even a bridge that goes over it...More

Thank Charlie J
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Lovely walk through woods and glades. Paths are good but need walking shoes as can be slippery. It is uphill to get to top waterfall but worth the effort. Nice cafe near car park

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Melissa A
31 July 2018|
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Response from Christine A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Was busy when I was there and there are narrow paths so dogs are best kept on a lead. Didn’t take mine as she likes to be off.
Melissa A
31 July 2018|
Response from sge31 | Reviewed this property |
Yes perfectly, it is not very steep at all.
27 July 2018|
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Response from Umm Abdullah C | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available however as it is National Trust site, parking is not free. This can be at the pay point located adjacent to the car park area. 10 am on a Sunday is a very good time to go or as soon as it’s open. I... More