Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave)

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Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave)

Cathedral Quarry (Cathedral Cave)
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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BlightyEngland
England58 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Family
Hard to find.
On the path from the ford to slaters bridge look for a style on the left....there are NO signs to the caves.it only takes a few minutes to view the cave but you can take some great photos.
Written 15 May 2022
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Toria
Leek, UK57 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Beautiful place, follow people's instructions below. This is what we did and found it. Beautiful place and great to explore. We unfortunately went after a heavy rain and couldn't get through some of the tunnels due to a lot of water sitting in them. Definitely would go back to be able to explore properly.
Written 21 April 2022
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AztecLife
Bedfordshire, UK585 contributions
Apr. 2022
Wow (something we all said more than once as we entered one cave after another).

Amazing place but come prepared - have an os map and know where you’re going as not the easiest to find and bring a torch as one of the caves is very long and without a torch you won’t be able to go through to the other end as it is pitch black. A bit wet under foot in the caves but not bad (guessing this could be worse during wetter weather).

You do have to do a bit of scrambling on some wet slate to see all the caves but the main large cavern is easily accessible.
Written 20 April 2022
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Bullmer
Bingley, UK249 contributions
Oct. 2021
This was very impressive. We were there in a period of heavy rain so some of the area was submerged but it was still a great place to explore. Well worth taking a torch as some of the tunnels, which are straightforward walking, are completely black, you can't see "the light at the end" until you are half way through. A lovely walk there over Slaters Bridge. Good for children.
Written 3 November 2021
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Nicola P
Preston, UK2 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
This was an amazing place to visit but does anyone know if it’s haunted???? My husband took this picture of me walking into the caves and you can clearly see a figure stood in the entrance (but nobody else was in there, it was empty) it was also really cold passing through the tunnel and both my husband and myself commented on it.
Written 21 October 2021
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Mrforsaken
Preston, UK156 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Family
Absolutely beautiful, a must for photographers as there are so many shots to be had, it's not a hard hike to the caves either but you pass over several pieces of history i.e Slaters Bridge on your route.
Written 3 October 2021
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robert w
North East England, UK62 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
Walked from elterwater to the quarry and visited the caves and they are quite impressive .
The walk from elterwater was great and we even passed a farm with a cake stall with honesty box which was lovely .
The caves are a nice day out and safe for kids but a bit of scrambling is needed
There are walks around the area to do also
Written 9 August 2021
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LesleyAnn
Newcastle189 contributions
May 2021 • Family
We were pleasantly surprised at how good these caves are. We didn’t expect them to be so vast in size.

It was a very pleasant cool
Down out of the blazing sun also.

Really fun for both myself and my Son.

Well maintained by the National Trust.
Written 30 June 2021
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carolinedurhams
County Durham, UK72 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Came here to abseil with Lake District Adventuring (would highly recommend them). Lovely walk from Three Shires Inn (lovely place to have lunch). What a beautiful and unique place. The cave is amazing the way the sun shone through, and there is also a ‘secret’ tunnel to access or leave which is pitch black but lots of fun to go through!! Views from the top across Little Langdale are stunning.
Written 29 June 2021
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Jane H
Northampton, UK267 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Impressive caves and free - we walked from Little Langdale over Stavely Bridge, beautiful scenic walk and then into the caves. It was a warm day and the coolness of the caves hit you. Huge caves with holes to the outside.
Written 4 June 2021
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