Cumbria

Aira Force waterfall revamp begins

Aira Force waterfall
Image caption The National Trust is investing £350,000 at Aira Force

A £350,000 scheme to revamp visitor facilities at the Aira Force waterfall in the Lake District has begun.

The work on the shore of Ullswater will see footpaths and bridges repaired, as well as a new building and a path between Glencoyne and Glenridding.

The National Trust car park will be closed for 12 weeks while work is completed.

The trust said the visitor centre will include maps and guides to the surrounding area.

A jetty is also being built in partnership with Ullswater Steamers.

Aira Force was developed in the 18th Century by the Duke of Norfolk as a pleasure-ground for visitors to the family's hunting lodge at Lyulph's Tower. The National Trust acquired it in 1906.

The works are due to be completed by March 2014.

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