Cathedral Cave

Cathedral Cave

Cathedral Cave

Cathedral Cave

The entrance to the man-made slate cavern can be found just above the valley floor, in some trees not far from Slater Bridge.

After passing through a short tunnel, the cavern opens into a vast space, in the centre of which is the 50ft pillar of rock shown. Behind this pillar is a small but deceptively deep pool of water. To the right, a huge opening in the rock lets in light and when the sun is shining the water from the pool reflects onto the wall above it creating green and yellow wavy patterns.

It is possible to leave by another exit. At first this appears to lead nowhere but if you scramble up the boulders and walk across them towards the cliff wall opposite (you may see people abseiling down this wall sometimes) you can see a small aperture in the bottom of the cliff wall. It is possible to descend into this opening quite easily and safely and walk down a dark tunnel (take a torch) about 100 yards long and pass right through the hillside emerging into daylight on the other side.

Taken - 16/08/07
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Little Langdale, Cumbria
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch