Guided Walk: In the Footsteps of Wordsworth

Aira Force

© Cumbria Tourism

25 May 2020

Take the steamer from Glenridding to the legendary Aira Force waterfalls. Lovely level walk back. In partnership with Wordsworth Grasmere. Participants on this walk will receive a voucher for discounted entry to Dove Cottage, gardens and museum, valid for two weeks.

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  • Starts from: Ullswater Information Centre, Glenridding at 10:40 am
  • see start point descriptions here.
  • Postcode: CA11 0PD
  • Price: Adult £5, child free. Special half price boat fare with this walk
  • Length: 6.0 km, 3.7 miles
  • Total ascent: 120 m (cumulative height from start point to finish point).
  • Highest point: 200 m
  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Grade: Easy plus
  • Grade description

    A walk is graded based on a combination of length, duration, terrain, total ascent and highest point.

    Short walks of 4 – 10 km (2.5 – 6 miles). Paths may be rough and uneven with some short ascents and descents.
  • Well behaved dogs on leads and guide dogs are welcome.

What to wear

  • Footwear: On walks graded easy plus and above, you will encounter rocky, uneven and steep ground to varying degrees. The most suitable footwear for this type of terrain is a walking boot with ankle support and a deep tread.
  • In exceptional circumstances, our leaders have the discretion to accept walkers with alternative footwear such as approach shoes. Decisions are based on the type and condition of footwear, experience of the walker, the route and the weather conditions.
  • Certain types of footwear are never acceptable on walks graded easy plus and above, such as wellington boots, flip-flops and sandals.
  • Waterproof trousers and a waterproof and windproof jacket, even in summer it can get cold on the higher fells.
  • A warm top such as a fleece or jumper
  • Hat, gloves and sun protection
  • Enough food and drink for the type and duration of the activity
  • Don't forget any personal medication
  • Refunds will not apply if you are inappropriately dressed and equipped.

For more details check our list of what to wear and bring. There’s more information in our FAQs to help make the most of your time.

If we have to cancel a walk we will post a notice of cancellation on the listing.

Please, note terms and conditions apply.

Group on a hillside on a guided walk in the Lake District

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