Archive | August, 2015

Aira Force

24 Aug

Aira Force is located 5 km north of Glenridding and one of the prettiest, most romantic, of Lakeland forces. It is a 22 meter waterfall that’s spectacular in spate and can be viewed from stone bridges spanning the top and bottom of the drop.



The falls flank the western side of Gowbarrow Park, whose hillside still blazes green and gold in spring, as it was doing when the Wordsworths visited in April 1802. Dorothy’s sprightly recollections of the visit in her journal inspired William to write his famous Daffodils poem, though it was not until two years later that he first composed the famous lines (borrowing many of Dorothy’s exact phrases). Despite its fame now, nothing much was thought of the poem at the time; it didn’t even have a title on first publication in 1807.