|site name:-||Castle Crag|
|site name:-||High Hows Quarry|
Borrowdale parish, once in
Millican's Cave -- Castle Crag -- High Hows Quarry -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- Upper cave, 'The Attic'. -- 5.3.2012
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
|Millican's Cave -- Castle Crag -- High Hows Quarry -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 5.3.2012|
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
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|