How to get here

By train

Penrith 10 miles

By road

Approach the valley via Windermere and Bowness (A591) and Ambleside (The Struggle) for a scenic drive down the steep windy Kirkstone Pass. Alternatively access the valley from Junction 40 of the M6, or from Keswick/Penrith on the A66.

Parking: three car parks at Aira Force and Glencoyne Bay (pay and display)

Sat-Nav: use CA11 0JS

By foot

Park in Glenridding or Glencoyne Bay and follow the off-road footpath to Aira Force. The Coast to Coast long distance footpath crosses the property and cuts across the country running from St Bees in the north west to Robin Hood's Bay in the north east. The Cumbria Way passes within 4 miles, with footpaths which link to Ullswater

By ferry

Ullswater Steamers operate from Glenridding and run services to Aira Force.

By bus

from Penrith train station to Patterdale

By cycle

NCN71, 2 miles

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