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Aira Force | Waterfall in Lake District, England

Updated: Jan 2

Probably one of the more known waterfalls in the Lake District, however you'll be surprised at how many people still don't know about Aira Force. You can easily get around the walking route in under 2 hours, which offers nature trails and cool viewpoints.

Image of Aira Force Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @thefenexplorer via Instagram.

Even though we wouldn't really consider Aira Force a hidden gem anymore due to the increase in popularity, it's still worth the visit if you're visiting the Lake District! There are many pathways which take you up and around the falls; offering great views of the water and providing some great photo opportunities!

Great place for a day out, the walking paths where you can better see the waterfalls are close but still the waterfalls is a sight to see. – Google Review

Overall, Aira Force is a beautiful place to visit and walk either alone, with your partner or fluffy companion, and even the kids. If you're a beginner when it comes to walking/hiking, then this little hike is the one for you.


Things to know before visiting Aira Force Waterfall

  • There is plenty of parking around Aira Force, however there is one big main car park which is free for National Trust members.

  • The total length of the whole walk is around 2 hours.

  • Aira Force is dog-friendly and we recommend keeping them on the lead.

  • Unfortunately Aira Force is not wheelchair friendly.


Image of Aira Force Waterfall in England.
Photo taken by @ohsarahrose via Instagram.

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