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About Aira Force

Aira Force is a showcase for the power and beauty of nature; it’s a place to escape the ordinary.

For 300 years visitors have been drawn here, where rainwater runs from the fells into Aira Beck and thunders in one 65-foot leap over the falls. Yet, Aira Force is much more than an impressive waterfall.

A network of trails weaves its way from Ullswater lakeshore to Gowbarrow summit, passing towering Himalayan firs, rare red squirrels, woodland glades, picnic spots and views out across Ullswater. You can start your day in Glenridding and arrive by boat, taking in the sights of Ullswater Valley along the way, then stroll back to Glenridding through Glencoyne Park and along the lakeshore.

Ullswater valley is truly breathtaking, with its beautiful lake nestled amongst towering fells. The epic scenery and relative underdevelopment compared to other areas of the Lake District gives Ullswater a secluded and tranquil feel.

Scenic bus routes in Aira Force

Carlisle to Patterdale via Caldbeck, Keswick & Aira Force – Route 73 from Stagecoach in Cumbria

The Caldbeck Rambler - Route 73

Carlisle to Caldbeck, Keswick & Patterdale

A beautiful Saturday's only route running through the heart of Cumbria - alight in Keswick to explore Buttermere or stay on the bus for Glenridding & Patterdale.

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