Little Langdale and Cathedral Cave

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Although only a very short walk, this takes in some of the most spectacular sights in Little Langdale. It starts off by one of the only areas you can park in Little Langdale and follows the road past the Three Shires Inn. Food is served 12:00-14:00 and 18:00-21:00 so you could time the walk to fit in with lunch or an evening meal. The route quickly heads down a quiet, narrow lane to pick up a lovely path leading you down to the iconic and beautiful Slater Bridge. The bridge is an old crossing that has been used for hundreds of years. A little detour from here takes you briefly uphill to enjoy a splendid view of Little Langdale Tarn before an opportunity arises to cross Slater Bridge itself.

After crossing the bridge the route turns east and joins a path that takes you to one of the hidden treasures of this beautiful valley, Cathedral Cavern. The cave is entered via a narrow passage (a torch would be handy here) and then opens up into a colossal cavern with a central supporting pillar. There are numerous passages that take you out into other areas of the quarry which in turn can lead you to other viewpoints in the cavern. After enjoying the cave the return simply follows tracks and footpaths to cross fields (with livestock) and bring you back to the start, all within the space of an hour.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - South East


Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Pub, River, Wildlife

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