NY3920 : The Lower Bridge at Aira Force

taken 5 years ago, near to Dockray, Cumbria, Great Britain

The Lower Bridge at Aira Force
The Lower Bridge at Aira Force
The small arched bridge spanning the beck at the foot of the falls is unusual in that it is made of vertical stones which is not traditional in these parts (the higher bridge has horizontal stones, more in keeping with the dales custom).
Aira Force
Aira Force is a waterfall where Aira Beck plunges an impressive 65 feet down a rocky ravine approximately one kilometre before it reaches Ullswater.

Aira Force lies on land owned by the National Trust. The Trust purchased the 750 acre Gowbarrow Park (on which the force lies) in 1906 and has provided facilities, such as car parking, disabled access, graded paths, and viewing platforms which have contributed towards making Aira Force one of the most famous and most visited waterfalls in the Lake District.

A small arched bridge spans the stream just as the beck goes over the falls giving a spectacular view from the top as the water makes its leap. There is also a second bridge at the foot of the falls.

LinkExternal link Aira Force and Ullswater Visitor Information (National Trust)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 15 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3992 2052 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.5783N 2:55.8566W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3990 2047
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Trees  Gowbarrow Park  Lake District  Tourist Attraction  National Trust  Stone Bridge  Footbridge  Arched Bridge  River  Aira Beck  Stream  Beck  Aira Force 

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