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placename:- Millican's Cave
site name:- Castle Crag
site name:- High Hows Quarry
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
quarry; cave
coordinates:- NY250157
10Km square:- NY21

1Km square NY2515

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Millican's Cave -- Castle Crag -- High Hows Quarry -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- Upper cave, 'The Attic'. -- 5.3.2012
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Millican's Cave -- Castle Crag -- High Hows Quarry -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- Scratched on the left side of the entrance to the Attic:- -- 'DON T!! / WASTE WORRDS / Jump to / conclusions!' -- 5.3.2012

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button to large Millican's Cave -- Castle Crag -- High Hows Quarry -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 5.3.2012

hearsay Millican Dalton, the Professor of Adventure, mountaineer and eccentric, vegetarian and quaker, lived in a cave here through the summer. He was born near Alston, 1867, and died 1947 age 80. Until the age of 30 he worked in a shipping office in London, but then became a professional camper and guide, taking tours to The Lakes, Scotland and Switzerland. He taught people rock climbing, sailing and how to build rafts. Inscribed above the entrance of his upper cave, known as The Attic, where he slept, was one of his favourite sayings:-
DON T!! / WASTE WORRDS / Jump to / conclusions!
The cave is on the lower eastern slope in the woods near the riverside path.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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