Aira Force and Ullswater

Important notice -

Access to the waterfall viewing platforms is closed due to a tree fall. Even though you can’t get as close to the waterfall as usual we have been working to keep the foliage cut back so you can enjoy the best view possible from the other footpaths.

Aira Force is a showcase for the power and beauty of nature; it’s a place to escape the ordinary.

Aira Force and Ullswater

Things to see and do

Car parks for Aira Force and Ullswater

Whether you’re venturing on to the high fells, exploring the area by boat, or going for an amble by the lakeshore, here’s a handy guide to our car parks in Ullswater to help you plan your day.

Percy the Park Keeper

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail

This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Aira Force on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand. Weekends in December (excludes 25&26 December) £2 per child.

Lake view

Swimming in the Lake District  

Swimming in lakes, rivers and tarns is a popular activity in the Lake District, but it is important to be aware of the risks involved before entering the water. Lakes and tarns can be deep and the water will still be cold, even on warm days. Before you set off, read the Lake District National Park's guide to swimming to make sure you have the right skills and equipment to stay safe in the water.

Aira Force and Ullswater

What's on

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

Aira Force and Ullswater


The tea-room at Aira Force in Ullswater

Grab a bite to eat

Our tearoom is open serving a range of hot and cold drinks, home bakes, sandwiches, hot pasties and ice creams to takeaway or enjoy on the outdoor seating. We will continue to maintain high standards of cleanliness and till and collection points will be screened. Hand sanitiser will be available should visitors wish to use it. Thank you for making this a safe experience for everyone.

Aira Force and Ullswater

Our work


Christmas baubles on the tree at Sizergh in Cumbria.

Planning your visit to the Lake District  

Get the best out of your visit to the Lake District by planning ahead. We've pulled together the tools, tips and guidance to help you make the most out of your trip and help us look after the Lake District. Find a car park, understand where you can and cannot stay overnight and get tips for ways to stay safe in the Lakes.