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Lake District

Aira Force and Gowbarrow Park

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

near Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0JS

People enjoying the shade on the rocks by the river at Aira Force & Gowbarrow Park

Planning your visit

Visitors with a dog at Aira Force and Ullswater, Cumbria

Visiting Aira Force with your dog 

Aira Force is a three pawprint rated place, and well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome here. There are water bowls around the car park and tea-room area. Please read the Canine Code to make sure everyone has an enjoyable day.

Two boys running up steps at Aira Force in the Lake District

Family-friendly things to do at Aira Force and Gowbarrow Park 

Go an outdoor adventure at Aira Force and Gowbarrow Park this spring. Whether you are following the pathway through the woodland to see the waterfall, looking for red squirrels, skimming stones on the shore of Ullswater there are plenty of outdoor adventures to be had come rain or shine.

Visitors admiring the waterfall at Aira Force and Ullswater, Cumbria

Group bookings at Aira Force 

Booking is essential for coach parties. Please see Aira Force’s guidance on coach parking and access, then get your group booked in for a great day out.


Aira Force site map 

A map of Aira Force with walking trails

A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland

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