Aira Force, 27th May 1987

The 1997 Whitsun week holiday continues, and after strenuous climbs of Great Gable and the Fairfield Horseshoe we've given ourselves a day off from fellwalking and are visiting Aira Force. This waterfall, on the flanks of Gowbarrow on Ullswater's west shore, is owned and managed by the National Trust and is a famed beauty spot.
Bridge near Aira Force

A short walk from the car park leads alongside Aira Beck to the base of the falls

Aira Force

The full height of the fall

Foot of the falls

The glade at the foot of the fall is recessed and rarely sees sunlight, but it's a lovely enough spot.

Aira Force from above

From the stone bridge overlooking the fall from above, this is a view directly down into the cascade.

Back to Ullswater index page

This page last updated 2nd June 2001