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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 2 weeks ago

Visited the falls on a early morning to beat the traffic, the car park is steeply priced with five pound for two hours , the climb and time spent getting to the falls is around 20 minutes so personally the car park is over priced...More

Thank josephmU4114CP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

£5..00 to park for two hours and free entrance, this was a pleasant way to spend a morning. It's takes about twenty minutes on good paths, with steps, to reach the waterfall.

Thank PaulSellers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked around a good footpath, fantastic views of the waterfall although some steps can get slippy because of the spray

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We parked at the national trust car park which is quite expensive but we were members so it was free. 5 min walk to the start and you can walk alongside the river to the waterfall itself. You can do a circular route up one...More

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expensive car park. National trust information centre closed as was the cafe both of which had boards outside stating they were open.Air A Force itself was stunning. Lovely walk ,not too strenuous.

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a walk to see the waterfalls and Gowbarrow Fell. The walk in total took us about 3 hours (it is less if you just want to see the waterfalls) but we continued a circular route for Gowbarrow which is very close...More

Thank CleverPickle44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from the bottom to the top of Aira Force as part of a circular walk (from Dockray-Gowbarrow-Aira Force-Dockray). The Falls are beautiful and there are lovely places to sit on rocks in the river near the top. We also saw a red squirrel....More

Thank 1peacefrog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to go see the falls at the weekend. Was a last minute thing as I happened to drive past on route to somewhere else. I u turned and drove into the car park. Was so packed I couldn’t find a space! I figured if...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

a lovely waterfall and an accessible place for kids and dogs etc. we walked up to the waterfalls from the car park then continued up to gowbarrow fell which was a lovely little fell to climb on a sunday lunchtime with stunning views from the...More

Thank 123eml
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a lovely walk past Aira force during our stay in the Lake District. The waterfall is easily accessible, and not too strenuous for most. It was a beautiful walk and the waterfall is breathtaking. Definitely worth a visit! You can see it on...More

Thank Emma B
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Jacqui L
18 October 2018|
Response from Inbal J | Reviewed this property |
Was there only once, but as I remember it can be a bit difficult for a small child, they will need assistance and some breaks. Also, you should not let kids leave your hand there at all,it may be dangerouse when you are... More
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.