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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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TripAdvisor
  • Heard about the Caves after seeing a friends post on Facebook we set out to find the caves and have a walk out starting near the gates at the end of the track we followed the path along the river pass...  more »
  • 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 »
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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!