Aira Force waterfalls

Aira Force Waterfalls

Overview

Indulge in impressive mountain scenery and a 65ft waterfall that inspired many of Wordsworth's great works.

See the National Trust website

See the Visit Cumbria website

What makes it special

  • Impressive scenery
  • 65ft waterfall

Hostels nearby

YHA Helvellyn and river

YHA Helvellyn

Private rooms available
Licensed bar
Meals available

Aira Force Waterfalls

Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0JS

Map references

OS Map: 90, and Explorer OL5

OS Grid Ref: NY399205

Lat/Lng: 54.572577, -2.928291

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Glenridding Sailing Centre from on Ullswater

Glenridding Sailing Centre

Hire out a sailboat, canoe or kayak for use on Ullswater.  A range of courses are offered. Visit the Centre's website for more details.

Ullswater Steamer and sailboat

Watersports near Helvellyn

Ullswater is great for a wide variety of water sports from sailing to windsurfing - you can even travel light and hire all the equipment you need from the sailing centre. A trip on the Ullswater St

Ullswater Steamers

Ullswater Steamers

1.5 miles A ferry service with great views of “England’s most beautiful lake”. Sails from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge, stopping in the summer at Howtown.

Sailing dinghies on edge of Ullswater

Watersports in Patterdale

Ullswater, the second largest lake in England is great for a wide variety of watersports from sailing to windsurfing.

climbing

Climbing in Patterdale

For the full mountain experience, serious climbers can try the exposed technical routes of Dove Crag, Raven Crag and Eagle Crag - three star routes within walking distance of the hostel.

Boy having fun on a Quadbike

Rookin House Farm

An activity centre offering horse riding for all abilities, archery and quad biking to name but a few. Visit the website for full details

Helvellyn mountain near Glenridding with walkers on path

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If you take on a high level walk up Helvellyn you'll be rewarded with fantastic views down to the Solway Firth, Morecambe Bay and, in clear weather, Scafel Pike. The low level walks around Ullswate

Mountain biking on Helvellyn

Bike up Helvellyn, the second highest mountain in the Lake District, to get your heart pumping! Or if you fancy a lakeside route try Ullswater Singletrack near High Street and Place Fell.

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The Dalemain Estate

Behind its Georgian facade, this fantastic house has a wealth of Tudor and Mediaeval rooms and buildings to explore.

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Golf

Keswick Golf Club

An 18 hole golf course offering a unique golfing experience - with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Lakeland Fells.

The Rheged Centre

The Rheged Centre

Designed to resemble a Lakeland hill, the grass-covered centre houses a cinema, play areas, pottery painting and regional shops that reflect the area, its craft people and producers. Why's it

climbing

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Climb and scramble to your hearts content and enjoy the spectacular views from this beautiful part of the country.

Keswick Adventure Centre

Keswick Adventure Centre

Offering multi-activity courses in everything from ghyll scrambling and zip-wires to raft-building and waterrollerz.