17th April 2005

Aira Force and Gowbarrow Fell.


Walk Overview
Time 09.25 to 11.50
Duration 2 hr 25 min
Distance 3.5 mile
Ascent 1339 ft
Walking with On my own
A5091 (Park Brow) - High Force - Gowbarrow Fell - Green Hill - Aira Force - High Force - A5091 (Park Brow)
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Aira Force, Parkgate Farm

This is what I always call the top Aira Force car park and for no particular reason this is the one I prefer to set out from. This is the car park where you're most likely to get a parking space during the busier times of year.

Parking is free.


Route Map

From the start of the walk up to Gowbarrow Fell looking towards Ullswater, Arnison Crag, Birks and St Sunday Crag. Place Fell can be seen on the left of the picture.

A similar view from a little further up the path.

Again from the path up to Gowbarrow Fell, this time with a grey looking Blencathra in the distance.

And again from near Gowbarrow Fell summit.

Gowbarrow Fell summit with Little Mell Fell behind.

Looking towards Blencathra from Gowbarrow Fell summit.

Ullswater and the Eastern fells from the area marked on the map as Gowbarrow Park.

Ullswater from Green Hill.

One of the bridges near Aira Force.

Aira Force.

Primroses near High Force.

One of the waterfalls between High Force and the place where I left the beck and headed back up to the car park.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks