Cathedral Cave

Hope in dark places


Cathedral Cave
2.8 miles
180m ascent
Mostly good paths with one very minor rocky section
1hr 50mins

Cathedral Cave

South Eastern Area OS Map OL7. Start grid ref: 316010

You will need a torch on this walk. Park at Tilberthwaite, then follow the path to the farm and then take the upper path on the left before turning right and dropping down toward Slater bridge.

Follow the path towards the quarries and turn right in the woods up to Cathedral Cave. Go out the back of the cave and scramble up, looking for the gap which leads into a long tunnel, with your torch on.

Continue through the tunnel and when you come out the other side follow the track back to Tilberthwaite.

When inside the tunnel find a spot to stop and turn your torch off, allowing your eyes to adjust – what can you see? Have you ever noticed that even in dark times we can usually find a glimmer of hope to help us keep going? Light can transform the dullest or darkest of places.
When you need help in dark periods, why not ask God to light up your path and help you see signs of hope.