Caving in the Lake District
Appleby-in-Westmorland, East Cumbria

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Caving has become a popular outdoor pursuit in the Lake District, and many of the old mines and caves beneath the breathtaking surface which we associate with the area can now be explored. Caving in the Lake District offers the chance for visitors to experience guided tours and see for themselves the wonders of the underworld. 

The Lake district is just as spectacular on the inside as it is on the outside. It is home to a host of stunning underground caves for you to explore. It is hard to imagine that many of the hillsides around Cumbria and the Lake District National Park, used to be once the home to miners in large numbers, and that many still contain the old abandoned entrances to once highly productive mines.

Sadly many of these mines are now lost, never to be entered again, but some do still provide the opportunity for a safe exploration under expert guidance.

Under the guidelines of the British Caving Association, any mining trip in the UK must be carried out only in venues which have been inspected by the BCA's appointed Mining Engineer, as such we have a number of venues in Cumbria which we can take guided trips into.

Coniston area
Here we have the old Coniston Copper mines, Horse Level. The hillside below the Old Man of Coniston is riddled with mines, many intersecting each other leading to vast workings, which saw the employment of many locals and incomers over the centuries.
The trip underground is only short, but enables the visitor, under our guidance and instruction to experience the harsh working conditions of the miners and learn about the skills used to win the Malachite, Copper Ore, from the surrounding rock, which in turn was turned into Copper.

Borrowdale
We have a number of mines that we can access in this area of the...

 

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Caving in the Lake District
GoCave.com
28 Westmorland Rise
Appleby-in-Westmorland
Cumbria
CA16 6SJ
07849 398 288
 

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