The Professor of Adventure
This production ended on 15/09/2017
He smelt like a mountain goat, chain-smoked and lived in a cave high up in
Borrowdale. Millican Dalton was a mountain guide, philosopher and self-proclaimed
inventor of shorts. A wonderful one-man show staged in the actual cave where
The performance is in a cave, so seating will be limited and basic. If you
prefer your creature comforts please bring folding camping chairs.
This is a unique and unusual performance in an unheated cave up a steep, uneven
path, therefore we suggest that you read the details below to ensure that the
arrangements are suitable for you.
The performance is in an unheated cave up a steep uneven path. The walk is ¾ mile
(1.3km) of rough unsurfaced woodland footpath from nearest parking to venue, with
35m of ascent at a 7% gradient and is stile free. Unfortunately it is not possible to
provide mobility transport, so if you are unable to walk this distance in this terrain,
we advise you not to book a ticket, and instead enjoy this show in one of the many
indoor venues in Cumbria.
The only toilets available will be at the parking area, so we advise that you make use
of them before you commence the walk to the cave.
Parking and location
Directions: From Keswick take B5289 road to Borrowdale and after 3 miles turn right
for Grange village over the double humpbacked bridge. After going over the bridge,
follow the road round for 200 metres, going past 2 cafes on your left hand side.
Immediately after the second cafe, turn left down the lane signposted Hollows Farm
and continue for 1/2 mile.
Parking is provided at Hollows Farm Campsite, Hollows Farm, Grange-in-Borrowdale,
Keswick, CA12 5UQ and is free to those with a ticket. Grid Ref: NY 249169. From
the car park the path to the event will be clearly waymarked, but we advise you to
bring a map with you as well.
You should be prepared for the weather forecast. Waterproofs and warm clothing
are advised. We also recommend that you bring extra layers because you could get
chilly sitting still, and the air temperature in the cave is always a few degrees colder
than the temperature outside.
Can dogs attend?
Only assistance dogs will be permitted.
When should I arrive?
Allow at least 30 minutes to walk from the campsite to the cave.
Terms and conditions
Millican Dalton's Cave is not a natural cave, it's a former slate quarry, and as such there
are natural hazards and risks, including uneven floors, and wet slippery surfaces in the
event of recent rainfall. The National Trust are the event organiser. By booking a
ticket, you are accepting that you are taking part at your own risk. See The National
Trusts’ Terms and Conditions on the sale of tickets here.
Prices £20, Children £17