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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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  • The only thing that puts you off visiting lacy caves it's a long trek from the car park to the river where it's situated.when you get there the caves are impressive but don't go if scared of heights.i...  more »
  • Cool place to visit if you have dogs, it was a nice walk, about 20 mins from main road (don't miss the layby with the sign in it with an arrow indicating where the caves are otherwise you'll have to s...  more »
  • Which ever route you take, the walk to the caves is quite difficult now due to erosion. If you leave from little salkeld, the path starts good, then does get narrower, rougher, muddier and generally m...  more »