Lacy's Caves are a series of 5 chambers in the red sandstone cliff of River Eden, just north of Little Salkeld, Cumbria
REALLY BUSY AT WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS
PARKING-Parking Little Salkeld ( small village but roadside parking near the grass triangle)
MILES-6.5 MILES APPROX
FACILITIES- cafe in the village
TERRAIN-ROUGH PATHS, STEEP AT THE CAVES, BROKEN BOARD WALKS AND MUDDY
FUN WALKING FOR KIDS
I was a little weary of this walk after reading reviews online saying it was too steep for kids, but glad we visited it as it was such a great place.
We started from the road side parking and walked past the old vicarage and some houses and farm until you come to a gate on your right.
Go through the gate and follow the road up past the farmers fields on your right and railway on your left soon comes into view.
The path turns to the left ( straight ahead is no entry) you follow the path around towards the river and keep this on your left and the forest on your right.
We came to various little ruins and paths on your right which we took and found a large building with graffiti inside..
The path was well trodden and took us back to the main path, the kids love these types of walks where we go venturing through woods.
We then come to the caves, the path around the caves is steep with a drop but we didn't go around it, we went inside and had a good look round and then returned out and over the top of the caves before dropping down to the path.
We planned the circular walk and knew the next section would be rough since a storm previous damaged the boards
They were actually not too bad easy to walk round, just slippy in places, we came to a gate before our circular turning point and what do we see, a small path with cows/calves on and no way round them as they were lying on the path, we spent half an hour debating on walking through but opted to return the same way.
Oh well a good excuse to go through the caves again and stop at the river for a snack.
We returned via the same path.