Jenny Barry’s Cave (A13)

Time – 45 minutes            

Distance – 3 km/2 miles

jenny_barrys_caveA walk through a hidden valley along to a cave named after Jenny Barry, one of the two witches, or carlines, after whom Carlops is reputed to be named.  The witches would jump between the two outcrops of rock in the village – ‘Carlin’s Loup’ or Carlops. According to local legend, lead was mined in Jenny Barry’s Cave in Mary, Queen of Scots time, the ore being exported to Holland where silver was extracted.

The terrain is level but there is no obvious path – the route is mostly over grass.

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