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Aira Force Waterfall

Aira Force Waterfall


Escape the ordinary at Aira Force. Let your imagination run wild as you weave your way through woodland glades from the waters edge to fell top. You'll find champion trees, cheeky red squirrels, waterfalls, perfect picnic spots, a café, pebble beaches, beautiful views and much more. Explore further on a relaxed lakeside stroll, head to Gowbarrow summit for stunning views of Ullswater or take to the water and launch your canoe from Glencoyne Bay.

New: Off-road footpath from Glencoyne Bay to Aira Force
You can now leave the car behind at Glencoyne Bay and stroll along Ullswater to Aira Force.

Opening details

Visitor Welcome Building Open all year, 10:30-17:30, daily
Aira Force Open all year, dawn to dusk, daily
Café opening times vary.


Free entry to Aira Force, car park charges apply.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

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Map reference: NY 399203  Lat: 54.45953 Long: -3.01496

Allan Bank is in the centre of Grasmere, 4 miles north of Ambleside. Foot: 437 yards from the Inn at Grasmere/Emma's Dell in the centre of the village (slight gradient before house). Bus services from Keswick and Windermere to Bowness. Road: A591 to Ambleside, continuing to Grasmere. Parking: three pay and display car parks in Grasmere village (not National Trust).

Pedestrian and limited disabled parking onsite, please park in Grasmere village and walk to the house.

Accessible by Public Transport

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