Gowbarrow Park & Aira Force

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Gowbarrow Park & Aira Force information

This rolling park stretches out across the lakeshore between Pooley Bridge and Glenridding. Well-marked paths lead up to the impressive 20m waterfall of Aira Force . Another waterfall, High Force , is further up the hillside.

South of Gowbarrow Park is Glencoyne Bay , where the springtime daffodils inspired Wordsworth to pen the immortal lines: 'I wandered lonely as a cloud/That floats on high over hills and dales/When all at once I saw a crowd/A host, of golden daffodils…'

February and March are the best months if you want to see the flowers for yourself.