GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Glenridding to Aira Force Walk

3 miles (5.6 km)

This walk follows a section of the Ullswater Way from Glenridding to the beautiful Aira Force Waterfall. The route follows paths alongside the lake with a section on the road where care should be taken.
The walk starts at the main parking area in Glenridding, near to the pier and tourist information centre. Follow the trail north to Stybarrow Crag, Mossdale Bay and Glencoyne, where you cross the Glencoyne Beck.
The route continues through Glencoyne Park, an area which inspired William Wordsworth to write the poem 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud'.
After passing through the park you come to Aira Force where you will find a spectacular 65ft high waterfall. There's also a series of lovely woodland trails with Himalayan firs, red squirrels and views of the Aira Beck.
To extend your walking in this delightful area of the Lake District you could enjoy a climb to Gowbarrow Fell just above the falls. There's splendid views over the lake from here.
You could also try the Howtown to Glenridding Walk. It's considered the finest lakeside walk in the National Park. On the way you can enjoy a climb to Hallin Fell for great views over the lake and surrounding fells.

Glenridding to Aira Force Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Glenridding to Aira Force Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Pier at Glenridding - geograph.org.uk - 822945

Pier at Glenridding

Glencoyne - geograph.org.uk - 1028777

Glencoyne

Shore of Ullswater at Glencoyne - geograph.org.uk - 1373240

Shore of Ullswater at Glencoyne

Glencoyne Park, Ullswater - geograph.org.uk - 119315

Glencoyne Park, Ullswater

Aira Beck - geograph.org.uk - 724088

Aira Beck

Bridge over Aira Force - geograph.org.uk - 530570

Bridge over Aira Force

Aira Force - geograph.org.uk - 1306992

Aira Force

Rapids near Aira Force Waterfall, Ullswater - geograph.org.uk - 916233

Rapids near Aira Force Waterfall, Ullswater

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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