Lacy's Caves, Penrith

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Lacy's Caves are a series of 5 chambers in the red sandstone cliff of River Eden, just north of Little Salkeld, Cumbria, England, near Nunnery, at.They are named after Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Lacy of Salkeld Hall, who commissioned their carving in the 18th century. The reason for their creation is unknown, however they were used by Lacy for entertaining guests and the area was originally planted with ornamental gardens.The site is a listed Regionally Important Geological Site by Eden District Council and public footpaths to the site are well maintained. Some of the path follows the line of a former tramway connecting Long Meg Mine with the nearby Settle-Carlisle Railway. The site is situated close to Long Meg and Her Daughters and on a popular circular walk.
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  • We tried to do this walk from little salkeld round by the caves & back through long meg stone circle but were immediately thwarted by a massive official sign saying the path has washed away & there wa...  more »
  • We had lunch in the old mill at little salkeld and then drove up to see laceys caves. The walk was very nice but the caves themselves werent a wow for me. The walk there was better. Put the two togeth...  more »
  • Really disappointed that we couldn't get to the caves from little salkeld, Tried to go the other way round and walked to Meg and her daughters but couldn't find the path from there. It ended at a farm...  more »
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  • Nice 20 min walk from Little salkeld, (easiest direction to walk from) along the side of the settle-carlisle railway line and the river eden. Very slippy in places and a few steep steps in places. Hard to find sign posts etc, if you goto little Salkeld, turn towards the equestrian centre and park by the little grassed area then walk over through the 'T' no through road sign down past the farm you will find the first public footpath sign and can follow from there, follow the daleraven bridge sign further on!
  • A great walk in the woods to see an old Foley.
  • Footpath temporarily closed due to flood damage at the caves. Sign says it should be open by September 2017.

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