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Nature Trail

Aira Force Waterfall

Aira Force Waterfall


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Escape the ordinary at Aira Force. Let your imagination run wild as you weave your way through woodland glades from the waters edge to fell top. You'll find champion trees, cheeky red squirrels, waterfalls, perfect picnic spots, a café, pebble beaches, beautiful views and much more. Explore further on a relaxed lakeside stroll, head to Gowbarrow summit for stunning views of Ullswater or take to the water and launch your canoe from Glencoyne Bay.

New: Off-road footpath from Glencoyne Bay to Aira Force
You can now leave the car behind at Glencoyne Bay and stroll along Ullswater to Aira Force.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsNational Trust PropertyPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Opening details

Visitor Welcome Building Open all year, 10:00-17:00, daily
Aira Force Open all year, dawn to dusk, daily
Café opening times vary.


Free entry to Aira Force, car park charges apply.


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Map reference: NY 399203  Lat: 54.57454 Long: -2.93075

90:NY401203. 7 miles south of Penrith. Cycle: NCN71, 2 miles. Bus: From Penrith to Patterdale. Train: Penrith 10 miles.
Parking free to National Trust members.

Parking: with charge


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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