Aira Force Waterfall

Aira Force Waterfall

Aira Force Waterfall is tucked away within Victorian parkland on the outskirts of Ullswater lake. It enjoys four nearby car parks, making it easily accessible.

The waterfall itself is a dramatic sight to see, with a 65-foot cascade and a gorgeous arboretum situated below. The waterfall’s beauty has attracted visitors from around the globe.

The famed poet, William Wordsworth wrote a short lyric dedicated to the waterfall in 1836. He also wrote his most renowned poem, ‘Daffodils’ nearby.

Aira Force Waterfall Walk

The Aira Force Waterfall Walk is a 2.1-kilometre circular trail that caters to all walking abilities.  The walk begins at the car park situated nearest to the entrance of the parkland.

Follow the path and turn left before reaching a gate. Venture through the gate and continue along the path along a fence and boundary wall.

Turn right once you reach a fork in the trail; this will take you along a boundary fence and over a wooden bridge. Follow the path uphill, past a wishing tree and an array of red squirrels.

Soon you’ll hear the thundering sounds of Aira Force Waterfall. The path continues to the cascade’s base, where you can stop at a viewpoint and take in the sights.

Afterwards, progress along the uphill trail to the top of the waterfall; this part of the hike affords stunning views of the arboretum.

Follow the path and make your way down the stone steps. The path continues into a field, where amazing views of Ullswater can be enjoyed. It then veers back into the arboretum and to the car park.

After your hike, why not treat yourself to a mouthwatering pastry at the on-site tea room?

A day filled with invigorating walks and marvellous views awaits at this waterfall…


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