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Embark on an enchanting journey through the heart of the Lake District as you join our guided walk from Elterwater to Cathedral Quarry Cave. Great for beginners. Minibus transport from Manchester or Lancaster and guide included.




This immersive experience offers a unique blend of natural beauty, local history, and geological wonders that will leave you captivated from start to finish. The trail leads you into ancient woodlands, where the whispering leaves of centuries-old trees create a soothing ambience.

Cathedral Quarry, your ultimate destination, awaits with its awe-inspiring majesty. This incredible cavern, aptly named for its soaring, cathedral-like ceiling, was created by the extraction of exquisite green slate. Towering pillars and stunning chambers make for an unforgettable sight. Marvel at the play of light and shadow within the cavern's depths, creating an ambience that's both mysterious and magical.

Height: 209m

Distance - 7 km

Time Hiking - 3 hours



On the day

8.00am - Pick-up - we will be stood waiting outside the National Express coach station on Chorlton Street, Manchester. Roughly 5 min walk from Piccadilly.

9.15am - Service stop for refreshments.

10.15am - We arrive at Elterwater car park to begin our walk.

2:30pm - Finnish the walk

4.00pm - Service stop for refreshments.

5.00pm - Drop-off - Arrive back at Chorlton Street, Manchester for departure. With some great memories!

*Times may change due to traffic and other circumstances.

We also pick up from Lancaster Park and Ride, just let us know this is where you want picking up.

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Most people join us as solo travellers but groups are welcome. We've created some handy links below to help navigate you through our website:

Kit List - What do I need to bring?

FAQs - I have a million more questions? If you don't find your answer just contact us.

Difficulty chart - Am I fit enough to take part?

Meet the guides - Who are you?

Testimonials - Why book with BEE Adventures?

Explore with us and clear your mind. Guided hikes and walks in The Lake District, Yorkshire, Wales, Scotland and the Peak District.

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