Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Cumbria  /  Lake District  /  Penrith  /  Nature  /  Aira Force
Aira Force, Penrith
(4.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Take a walk in ancient woodlands and landscaped glades to Aira Force, a 20 m (65 ft) waterfall in the Lake District. Hammer in a coin to make a wish at the Wish Tree. Extend your walk past the falls along the river, and glimpse smaller waterfalls and even some red squirrels. Wear good footwear, as the walk to the falls is steep and damp at times. Arrange to visit Aira Force and other attractions in Penrith using our Penrith family vacation planner.
Create a full Penrith itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Penrith

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Penrith by other users

5 days in Scotland & Lake District BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in England BY A USER FROM THAILAND March, culture, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 33 days in Dublin & England BY A USER FROM BULGARIA December, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Lake District BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Edinburgh & Lake District BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in London & Penrith BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Penrith BY A USER FROM MALTA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, teens, kids, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I am one of those people who love waterfalls and this one didnt disappoint. Looking forward to going again. 
  • Defiantly worth the short walk up the hill. Remember you will need to pay for parking unless you are a national trust member. Nice facilities at the bottom though to refill! There are longer walks too...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this visit, took about an hour, just under 3 miles (steady walk) with dogs off their leads, to the top and back, afew steep steps, the views, waterfall and river are breathtaking, e...  more »
Google
  • Its really expensive to park here. It's £5 for 2 hours and £7 for 4 hours. It's only half a half mile walk to Aira force Waterfall and it's one mile to High force waterfall. You can have a gentle stroll stopping to take photos all the way to the top and back in just over an hour easily so buy your parking ticket accordingly. It's a really nice, easy walk with great views. If possible get the ferry to Aira force pier and walk up, thus saving on parking fees!!
  • Lovely walk around the wood with a beautiful waterfall. Café is well stocked with tasty food and friendly staff. There is also a mini gift shop in the car park where the staff were very polite and helpful. Turn up early as the car park fills quickly!!!
  • Ullswater is a truly beautiful place, and no better than when the weather is good. We went most recently in early October and whilst it was slightly cool, the sun shine throughout and showed the Autumn leaves up in stunning colours. We took a trip on the Ullswater steamer from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding and back. The lake reflects the landscape like a perfect natural mirror and makes stunning photographs so easy to take. The following day we drive along the lake side to pay another visit to Aira Force; yet another of the Lake Districts natural beauty spots. This time, we parked at the new National Trust car park at the bottom of the falls. After a short walk through the trees, we arrived at the falls. Again, stunning photography is guaranteed, although compared to last time, the falls weren't quite as vigorous - probably as a consequence of all the good weather/time of year. Well worth a visit at any time of year, but especially rewarding in Spring/Autumn.
  • A really good place for a family walk. Exciting yet not dangerous (not in a poring weather of course). Follow the mountain stream and water fall to climb the mountain, and you could find the beauty of nature. Btw, the parking is convincing.
  • A great place to walk up to the waterfall, one side is a hilly climb the other less so. National Trust car park, toilets and shop. What more could you ask for.