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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 grid reference NY564383.To visit Lacy's Caves and get the most from your holiday in Glassonby, create itinerary details personal to you using our Glassonby trip planner.
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 line. The site is situated close to Long Meg and Her Daughters and on a popular circular walk.
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A pleasant walk from Little Salkeld village to get here and definitely worth the walk. If you venture further on the path along the River then be prepared for some mud and potentially wet feet...
A pleasant walk from Little Salkeld village to get here and definitely worth the walk. If you venture further on the path along the River then be prepared for some mud and potentially wet feet... more »
We did a circular walk to lacy's cave and then to Long Meg and her Daughters. We followed the route on the Eden Rivers Trust website. Although it says that the footpath is shut until 2022, we still...
We did a circular walk to lacy's cave and then to Long Meg and her Daughters. We followed the route on the Eden Rivers Trust website. Although it says that the footpath is shut until 2022, we still... more »
Good walk up to Lacy’s Caves - defo wear good walking shoes if it’s been wet in the days before as some of the ground to get there can be mucky and difficult to traverse. Worth the visit and cool to see.
Lovely walk, so much wonderful scenery, especially if you take in little Meg and her daughters as well
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