Continuing from the first day of our short summer trip to Lake District here, I woke up the next day feeling energetic because we were about to have quite an active day!
First activity of the day was visiting most probably the famous waterfall in Lake District, Aira Force.
I didn’t know about Aira Force at first, until after I booked our Travelodge and searched for ‘what to do in Penrith’ and saw the waterfall being only 15 minutes away from where we were staying. So, it’s only right to include it in the schedule.
Despite being Monday, but because it was still during a school holiday, the place was pretty full.
There were few trails available to choose for different walks, but since we had quite a limited time (because I’ve already made an appointment for our next activity) so we chose the normal hike to the Waterfall Bridge. It took us about less than half an hour (it could have been even more less because we might have diverted our track from time to time just to take in all the sights).
The walking path was ok for us, though I think people with vertigo should be warned as they’d probably find it a bit hard to go through especially nearest uphill.
From the Waterfall Bridge, we could see a flight of stairs far across – where we could see a perfect view of the waterfall as you can see in the pictures below.
The beauty of the nature was indeed beautiful, I don’t think any of my pictures could do the justice.
We saw trunk of trees with coins being stuck in them along the path. They’re called wishing trees; supposedly bring a good luck to the people who stick a coin in them.
The water was quite cold, but nice for dipping feet. Kids and dogs did seem to enjoy the water most.
I don’t want to be lazy, but I just had to copy and paste the caption to the above picture that I posted on my Instagram a year ago, because I said it all there: “I didn’t wear foundation or any make up on this day, and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done! For the past 13 years, going out of the house without at least foundation on my face was a terrifying thing to do (if you have or ever had acne and blemishes, you’d know the feeling). I was so insecure (still am) of my face. But I’ve never given up on it. And nowadays, all the aunties been asking me what I’ve done to my face, how did I get it spotless and cleaned – which only means I can now eat more chocolatesss. 😋”
My sister and I went to check out the shop (at the main entrance) before we got back to the car. We bought a tin of shortbread, chocolate and some postcards as a souvenir.
Thank you for reading this post!
May you have happy thoughts always, Ain xx
P.S Since this post is getting long, I’ll post the last part of our trip in the next entry.