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Lacy's Caves

Church Villa | Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
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Well worth a visit

Super site, well off the beaten track and not on the Lake District list of things to do. Well... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Clive U
Lydiate, United Kingdom
A good walk but not for the faint hearted.

My husband and I had tried to locate Lacy's Caves from Gt Selkirk but we couldn't find them and I... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Anne P
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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Church Villa | Little Salkeld, Penrith, England
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Super site, well off the beaten track and not on the Lake District list of things to do. Well worth a visit. Glad we didn't miss it out

Thank Clive U
Reviewed 4 October 2017

My husband and I had tried to locate Lacy's Caves from Gt Selkirk but we couldn't find them and I knew from other reviews that there was already a sign up saying the path was unsafe. On my next visit I started from the lay...More

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

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 was definitely no pedestrian access. Boo. We were...More

4  Thank Sueberoo
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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 together and you have a...More

4  Thank Brian H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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. Wasn't signposted.

Thank Karin_Stephan
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Beautiful caves, walkway to get to it has collapsed a bit from one end but that should probably be sorted soon, can still get through. Been a couple of times in summer and winter, always gorgeous

Thank 795pixie92
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner had a lovely walk to lacy caves we parked our car nearby, the weather was lovely and we got to walk right through the caves, we seen an otter when walking back to the car. The caves have great views and...More

Thank Melissa w
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We just stopped to take a walk along the River Eden and were rather excited to find Lacy's Caves. From the main road we walked across the fields then into the wooded area which had a decent pathway even though the area has suffered from...More

3  Thank MagicSpoon
Reviewed 18 April 2017

very intreasting spooky great view. lots histroy, good walks, really enjoy it here dogs love it loads space to run round

1  Thank Phillip H
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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...More

4  Thank Bruce R
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Hayley G
16 November 2016|
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Response from KH2691 | Reviewed this property |
It isn't sign posted, its a little tricky to get to, but if you get the postcode, park near by and just follow the track, you should be ok :)
Dawn B
20 August 2016|
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Response from joyce r | Reviewed this property |
Apologise for the late reply no don't go if it's wet, with children. also a visit to long Meg count the stones you never get the same number twice
Francis G
10 April 2016|
Response from whatnamecaniuse | Reviewed this property |
No, it is as free as can be!