Borrowdale and Watendlath
CASTLE CRAG 30A - Millican Dalton's Cave
Millican Dalton's Cave, Castle Crag in Borrowdale, the Lake District, Cumbria.
Born in Alston in 1867, Millican Dalton was a self-styled "Professor of Adventure". Moving from Cumberland to Essex, Dalton worked as an insurance clerk in London, but at the age of 36, he chose a different lifestyle, living in a wooden shed during the winter months and in this quarry workings cave in Borrowdale during the summer months. He called it,"The Cave Hotel" and offered adventure holidays and climbing instruction from it which provided a small income. He survived in the cave for almost 50 summers.
The cave consists of an upper and lower chamber and the words: "Don't Waste Words, Jump to Conclusions" are carved on the wall of his upper bed chamber.
May 03, 2018
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