Aira Force ~ Mike Biles

Reblogged from A Bit About Britain…a place of extraordinary beauty:

Aira Force, UllswaterThe walk to Aira Force, a small but beautifully formed waterfall in England’s Lake District, is a favourite.  It’s great if you’re not feeling like struggling up a serious fell, or walking too far; so you certainly don’t need to be Sherpa Tenzing to get to it.  You do need decent footwear, working limbs and lungs; but that’s about it.  You can, of course, build a visit to the falls into a longer walk, but most visitors seem to arrive by car, take one of several alternative footpaths to the top of the falls, skid back downhill and drive on.  One path is very easy and relatively short – but it’s still a little rugged in places, so for heaven’s sake change out of Jimmy’s shoes. Or whatever.

Aira Force, waterfalls, Lake DistrictAira Force is where the Aira Beck tumbles off the high fells about 66’ (20 metres) vertically in a noisy gush of white foam, on its way down to Ullswater.  ‘Aira’ allegedly comes from the Old Norse words eyrr for ‘gravel bank’ and á, meaning ‘river.  Fors is also a Norse word, common in these parts, meaning ‘waterfall’.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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8 Responses to Aira Force ~ Mike Biles

  1. restlessjo says:

    Another place that I love 🤗💕


  2. Vinny says:

    That’s just beautiful.


  3. noelleg44 says:

    I can see why you would love this, Sue!


  4. Thanks for sharing my little bit about Aira Force, Sue; I’m chuffed and humbled!


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