The Lake District, home of numerous lakes, is naturally also fed by myriad rivers and becks. Some of the latter look very picturesque indeed, and would make ideal postcard pictures. Many becks precede or act as receptacles for waterfalls or ‘forces’.

Last summer, we took an afternoon drive to Aira Force, where we enjoyed a walk. Aira Beck, seen below as a burgeoning beck, runs through Aira Force parkland. Aira Force is probably the best known waterfall in the Lake District.

Beautiful Aira Beck at Aira Force, by Ullswater, Lake District.
Beautiful Aira Beck at Aira Force, by Ullswater, Lake District.

Here is another scene altogether. This time it is of Watendlath Beck, which flows from Watendlath Tarn and is the source of Lodore Falls. This waterfall is spectacular after heavy rains, but may only present a small trickle during times of prolonged dry weather.

Watendlath Beck, Borrowdale. (Photo courtesy of
Watendlath Beck, Borrowdale. (Photo courtesy of

Another waterfall beck is Aiken Beck. Walk alongside the beck to Spout Force, a waterfall in Whinlatter Forest. Whinlatter Forest is particularly well known for its thrilling mountain biking tracks.

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Aiken Beck in the Whinlatter Forest. (Photo by Ann Bowker, courtesy ot

These are just three of the numerous becks to be found in the Lake District. The Lake District is not a massive National Park, so it is fairly easy to plan a day out to take in specific areas of the countryside. For the walker, it must be lovely to see pretty water courses running beside one as one walks within forested trails and fields.

Do come and enjoy them for yourselves! And if you need a place to stay, do check us out at Blenheim Lodge for a jolly welcome and homely touch!

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