Welcome to Aira Force to Glenridding with Steamer Return!
This delightful walk takes you through picturesque woodland, followed by a stroll along the shores of Derwentwater, and concludes with a scenic walk along a narrow country lane.
In May, the Brandelhow Woods are ablaze with the blue hues of bluebells, creating an unforgettable sight.
Here is a step-by-step guide to the family-friendly Aira Force to Glenridding with Steamer Return walk in the Lake District:
- Preparation: Before starting your walk, ensure you have the right equipment, including comfortable and sturdy shoes, waterproof clothing, a hat and sunglasses, and a map and compass. Also, check the weather forecast and let someone know your plans.
- Travel to the Start Point: The starting point for the Aira Force to Glenridding with Steamer Return walk is the National Trust car park near Aira Force waterfall. You can reach this car park by car or bus.
- Start the Walk: From the car park, follow the signs for Aira Force. The path takes you through woodland and then along the riverbank to Aira Force waterfall.
- Visit Aira Force: Aira Force is a beautiful waterfall surrounded by lush vegetation and scenic views of the surrounding hills and mountains. Take a break here and enjoy the views.
- Continue to Glenridding: From Aira Force, continue along the riverbank until you reach Glenridding. This part of the walk is relatively easy and suitable for families with children of all ages.
- Take the Steamer: In Glenridding, you can take a steamer back to your starting point. The steamer runs regularly and offers scenic views of Ullswater and the surrounding hills and mountains.
- There are public toilets near the car park and Glenridding, including baby changing facilities.
- There are several cafes and restaurants in Glenridding which sell refreshments.
- Parking is available at the National Trust car park near Aira Force waterfall.
- There is a charge for using the car park, so be sure to bring some coins with you.
Suitable For: This walk is ideal for families with children of all ages, as the path from Aira Force to Glenridding is relatively easy, with well-maintained trails.
Time: Allow approximately 3 hours for the walk, including breaks and steamer journey.
Terrain: The path from Aira Force to Glenridding is well-maintained, with some gentle inclines and declines.
Distance: The total distance of the walk is approximately 6 km (4 miles) one way.
Note: This walk is a great way to explore the Lake District’s beauty and take in the stunning scenery of the Aira Force waterfall and Ullswater. Enjoy the journey!
Safety Considerations: Remember to bring plenty of water, snacks, and suitable clothing for the weather conditions.
The trail can be steep and rocky in places, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a backpack to carry your supplies.
Aira Force to Glenridding is a popular destination, so it is important to follow the countryside code and respect the environment by leaving no trace and following the designated trails.
We hope you have a wonderful time exploring Aira Force to Glenridding with Steamer Return!
Enjoy the beauty of the Lake District and have a great family adventure!
Disclaimer: Please note that every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided at the time of writing.However, it is essential to verify the information carefully before making any decisions based on the contents of this article.