Parking at Aira Force this Easter

Aira Force in Ullswater Cumbria

Our busiest times at Aira Force during the school holidays are between 11am and 3pm. We expect our car parks to fill up fast at these times and spaces can be limited. For the best chance of finding a parking space, we recommend arriving outside of our peak times.

There are so many great reasons to visit when the crowds are away; here are some of our top suggestions:

Red squirrels
The red squirrels that call Aira Force home come down from their dreys (nests) for food at dawn and dusk. If you’re hoping to see one, these are your best times to catch a sight of them scampering through the woods to one of our feeders.

Dawn chorus
The sweet sound of birdsong echoes through the glade early in the morning. Why not bring an exercise mat, find a spot and warm up your body for the day ahead?

The photo opportunities
If you’re looking for a great photo at Aira Force, head up to the waterfall in the early hours when the sun sits low – it’s rays hit the waterfall and a rainbow shines over the water. Or, for those photographers among us, the ‘golden hours’ really do offer a special light.

Sunrises and sunsets over Ullswater
Pop down to the lakeshore and watch as a new day begins or ends over Ullswater.

There’s nothing like a walk on the fells with a cracking view at the top to clear your head and breathe in some fresh air. With panoramic views over Ullswater, Gowbarrow is our favourite. Download the trail here. Make the most of the lighter nights and enjoy an after-dinner walk to the waterfall.

Unwind after a long journey
If you’re heading into the Lakes, start your holiday off ‘on the right foot’ and come straight to Aira Force to unwind after a long journey. 

All this exploring making you hungry?
Our tea-room is open 10am-4.30pm serving lots of delicious treats, so you can enjoy a bite to eat or drink in-between your day's adventures.

Let us know yours on Facebook @AiraForceNT.