Trip To // Aira Force, Lake District


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.


  1. August 19, 2019 / 17:37

    I love The Lake District. I adored every second when I went but I never saw the waterfall! I didn’t even know about it! This would definitely be on my list of things to see the next time I go! Lovely photos x

    • captaineverland
      August 19, 2019 / 22:38

      Aw yes, I hope you’ll get to visit the waterfall too next time! Thank you, Jenny x

  2. August 19, 2019 / 17:48

    I’ve visited the Lake District a few times now and always have Aira Force on my list and always end up either forgetting to go or it just never fits into the schedule! But seeing your photographs have made me excited to return to the lakes soon and make sure I take the time to check out Aira Force now!

    • captaineverland
      August 19, 2019 / 22:43

      Aw I hope you’ll get to visit Aira Force next time you go! Thank you for reading this post 🙂 x

  3. August 19, 2019 / 17:50

    Ain I saw you slaying it in that pic girl! Your skin looks flawless, I’m so glad you’re celebrating your beauty! Please post the skincare tips because I definitely don’t wanna stop eating chocolate lol! Ok seriously, your pictures have captured the beauty of that place <3 I just enjoy nature, it's so inspiring and truly provokes creativity. I haven't been on a hike in ages but I definitely enjoy long walks in my neighborhood parks 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!

    Natonya |

    • captaineverland
      August 19, 2019 / 22:52

      You’re too kind, Natonya! Thankfully my skin was being good to me while I was on the trip. If only I really do have a nice clear skin 24/7, I would have posted a skincare tips. Haha.
      It’s always nice to take a breather and enjoy the nature, but a long walk in the neighbourhood park sounds good enough too.
      Thank you for the compliment and reading this post 🙂 x

  4. August 19, 2019 / 19:52

    Oh wow, I had never heard about this area before, but the views are incredible. We are big time hikers and lovers of the outdoors, so this is right up our alley. Thanks for sharing!

    • captaineverland
      August 19, 2019 / 22:57

      The views are incredible indeed! You’re welcome, and thank you for reading. 🙂 x

  5. August 19, 2019 / 22:11

    I’m so glad that you found the waterfall in your search and got a chance to go. I’d be so mad if I’d stayed so close and not realised it was on the doorstep. It looks so pretty, you took some incredible photos too! x


    • captaineverland
      August 19, 2019 / 23:00

      Right? Thank goodness, I did all the research. Hehe.
      Thank you, Sophie! x

  6. August 26, 2019 / 15:02

    I have a serious case of Vertigo. Even going a few flight of stairs can cause me severe dizziness and lose my balance.
    I’m glad and you love it. The pictures are lovely as always.
    Omg I love shortbread!!! I think I become addicted to it when my aunt keep buying it and gave some to us. She even bought a bunch of different flavoured shortbread to use it as her kuih raya during Eid recently. Satu family kaki shortbread. I secretly finished a jar of it.

    • captaineverland
      August 26, 2019 / 23:51

      Aww I didn’t know that! Then if you ever come here, you’ll have to be extra careful.
      Thank you, Tqa! Shortbreads memang sesuai buat kuih raya. Rasa pon lebih kurang dengan biskut suji, kan? Nanti Tqa datang sini kita borong shortbreads. Haha. <3

  7. August 26, 2019 / 19:36

    Weirdly despite visiting quite a few foreign countries now I’ve never been to the Lake District which isn’t that far from me. It looks beautiful and I know its a great place for foodies as I know its full of good restaurants. Must visit in 2020!

    • captaineverland
      August 27, 2019 / 00:05

      Full of good restaurants? That’s the first I’ve heard of, but good to know now. I hope you’ll get to visit it next year!
      Thank you for reading! xx Ain

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