BIG North Christmas 2022 - Cathedral Cave 18km

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BIG North Christmas 2022
Dec 03

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A 18km walk in the Lakes

This event is part of the Outdoorlads *BIG North Christmas 2022* and participation is intended for those attending the hostel weekend.

Bring your head-torch and join Will on a walk past Skelwith Bridge to the mines/quarries of Little Langdale.  We will have the opportunity to explore a short section of interlinked quarries. The system is best known for its main chamber, which stands forty feet in height, and is lit by two windows off the main quarry, frequently referred to as "Cathedral Cave”.  There are various tunnels to explore, which will require lighting, as one is about 400 feet long.

We will also cross Slater Bridge, an ancient packhorse bridge which is featured on many Lake District postcards.

The whole route is viewable here; approximately 18km with 700m of ascent.  Though on established footpaths, the route goes up and down like like the UK mortgage rates.  A reasonable level of fitness will be required as the days are short and we have a fare distance to cover, plus I have a hankering for mulled wine and mince pies back at the hostel.

On our way back, if time allows we will stop for a pint(s) at Elterwater.

Photos: Provided by R Overton and Will Allaway and used with permission. 

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