By: Blonde One

February 2020

What do you do after climbing Blencathra mountain in the morning? It’s obvious … you drive to Ullswater Lake and visit National Trust’s Aira Force!

This was an easy, gentle climb alongside the Aira Beck which gave us some shelter from the rain. It would be a perfect family day out as it’s free (apart from the parking) and has a small visitor centre, cafe and toilets. In part, it follows the Ullswater Way; a 20 mile circular route around Ullswater: ‘England’s most beautiful lake’ apparently.

After all of the heavy rain the Lake District has had lately, the waterfall was certainly powerful and dramatic.