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Lacy's Caves

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Address: Church Villa | Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bruce R
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.its a lot better than long meg which is in the same area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 spend ages looking for it!). Quite spooky, very dark even in daylight I had to get the itorch out. but... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

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 more difficult. If you set off from Daleraven Bridge, most of the route is easier, appart from one section that has been eroded completely, making... More 

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Walked to Long Meg and on to the River Eden planning to take the path back along to Lacy's caves. However at the river we found a number of people discussing what to do and a sign saying that the path was closed due to a landslip and won't ne re-opened until 2017. Typical Cumbria council who don;t give a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great walk out to caves and continued on the route to long Meg standing stones - not very well signposted - glad I had printed out directions - dog and son enjoyed the walk too

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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a very strange little place. We parked in the village, as the roads leading up had private road signs on. Walked all the way up to the top and down along the river. part of the road has eroded away so be careful. The only thing spoiling this was there was 2 tents in the woods leading up... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A beautiful walk alongside the Eden river but due to last winters floods I can only recommend for the sure footed as some of the pathes have washed away . This is from the downstream approach to the caves and may be different from the upstream approach.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

These caves are accessed by walking alongside the river Eden. It is a pretty walk for the able bodied. The caves themselves are fascinating, being perched above the river Free to get in.

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1 Thank sheila2468
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We visited here on Sunday, quite hard to find as not well signposted, the walk was very nerve wrecking due to erosion of the riverbanks from the floods, and the caves are so close to the edge, I wouldn't feel comfortable in taking my son there. But all in all still quite mesmerising once your at the caves with lovely... More 

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Arnside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We walked to Lacy's Caves on a beautiful day with the bluebells in full bloom in the woods. The walk was easy but there are places where you need to take care around the caves. As with any walk close to a river! The caves are lovely and the worn and carved sandstone very interesting. Take a torch -we used... More 

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