These beautiful and rather interesting caves are great to visit and explore. Lieutenant Colonel Samuel who lived locally at Little Salkeld Hall had these caves commissioned and carved out of the sandstone in the 1700s. The caves were used by the Lieutenant to entertain his guests, whilst visiting the caves it is nice to imagine he had elaborate hand carved banquet tables lined with glowing candles that lit up the walls of the sandstone cavern walls. There are 5 chambers in total, with doorways to walk through and windows to loom out over the river. It is a good idea to take a torch to improve your experience, though it is not too dark.
Due to part of the path being washed away near the caves, we have attached a link to a website from the rivers trust who have a downloadable route that takes the fallen bank into account, allowing you to get the the caves following a downloadable PDF route. This walk in the link also includes the stone circle Long Meg & Her Daughters…
Lacy’s Caves walk
Photo Credits & Copywrite : David Medcalf – Feature Photo- Andrew Curtis