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Aira Force Waterfall, Penrith

4.7
#1 of 73 in Historic Sites in Lake District
Must see · Waterfall · Historic Walking Area
Take a walk in ancient woodlands and landscaped glades to Aira Force Waterfall, 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Aira Force Waterfall and many more Penrith attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Penrith route planner.
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  • We got told it always rained in the lake district but it was sunny all day and roasting hot. this busy spot was fantastic to walk around after exploring Penrith itself and not thinking too much of...  more »
  • Good parking at the National Trust car park, free for NT members. Well maintained paths with a good circular walk, steep in some sections, to take in the waterfall and surrounding views.  more »
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  • not too challenging, to go to the force you have the choice to go in a circular route, crossing a small stone bridge where you have fabulous views of the fall. you can choose to continue back to the car park the way you came, through beautiful woodland or you can continue your descent along the river bank on a narrow path and take in the wonderful ancient trees on the way back to the car park. I would say you need an hour this would include photo opportunities and just taking in the beautiful falls.
  • Great fun scrambling along paths beside the torrent. Good views of waterfalls in the woods. Lovely surrounding countryside. Atmospheric in the pouring rain.

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