So in honour of Eddie and all the other the doggie adventurers out there, this week's day out is very dog friendly.
Based in the beautiful Eden valley this is a walk to Lacy's Caves near Little Salkeld. The caves were constructed by a Colonel Lacy in 18th century as a folly - some say he used them as a dining room - some say as a cave for his very own specially employed hermit. They consist of 5 spectacular stone chambers directly overlooking the river Eden. The walk to get to them is a very pretty track following the river and old railway sidings where the gypsum works used to be. We followed the walk in this wonderful leaflet produced by the now sadly defunct East Cumbria Countryside Project http://www.eccp.org.uk/images/whats-new/LC+LM.pdf. We didn't do the full loop as it is quite a long walk for little legs, but the walk to the caves and back was just right.