Saturday 20 August 2011

A slice of Lyme 4 - Venturing into The Cage

When we were up there with the whole group, we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to see inside The Cage. Sandwiches were just about consumed when a National Trust Landrover came pootling up the track and pulled up outside the main entrance.

The jingling of keys announced the opening of the heavily padlocked gate and the admittance of visitors.

The two main rooms are on the first and second floors and accessed by a stone spiral staircase.

I love spiral staircases. I think it's fascinating, the way they wind up above your head; like a staircase in reverse.

I only took a couple of photos upstairs because the rooms were empty of any items of interest (except a few information boards) but rather crammed full of curious people. Each room filled the whole of its level, with just room for the staircase in one corner. On the second floor, I did take this photo of deer skins and antlers, though I'd rather see the live specimens!

To be honest, what I was really hoping for was the opportunity to go out onto the roof, but that was not forthcoming :(

It was all a bit disappointing. I suppose I'll just have to wait for the views a little later in the walk.


  1. Lurve the 1st and 3rd shots. I prefer my animals quite living unless they lend themselves to being perched upon flowers.

  2. I find that photo of the antlers and skins a bit creepy to be honest - wouldn't like to have come across them on my own. Maybe they look more scary in the photo than they did in real form.

  3. I wasn't sure what to expect from the inside! I love your photos of the spiral staircase:)

  4. Looks easily scalable and rappellable on the outside. What were you waiting for?. PS Excuse my speling.

  5. I was dying to see inside, too...but it does sound as though it was a bit of an anti-climax, although I did enjoy viewing the spiral staircase from the angle at which you'd photographed it! Very clever, that :)

  6. Oh, now I see the origin of the bee reference ;)