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rellyn and Saddleback, Place Fell, at the head of Ulleswater, and High Street are visible. When the atmosphere is clear, Lancaster Castle may be seen in the southeast. Derwentwater is not comprehended in the view from the highest Man, be ng concealed by some of the other eminences of Skiddaw, but from the third man a perfect bird's-eye prospect of that lake is obtained. In the south “ there is a succession of five several ranges of mountain seen out-topping each other, from a stripe of the lovely valley to the highest of the Pikes. Grisedale in one grand line stretches from the inclosures at Braithwaite to its Pike, succeeded in the second range by Barrow Stile End, and Utterside. Rising from the fields of Newlands, the third range commences with Rolling End, ascending from which are Causey Pike, Scar Crag, Top Sail, IU Crags, and Grasmoor,—the latter lessening the Pike of Grisedale by appearing over its top. The fourth line in this wild combination is composed of Cat Bells, Maiden-moor, Dalehead, Hinds garth, Robinson, High Crag, High Stile, and Red Pike. The fifth and last is that sublime chain of summits, extending on the south from Coniston to Ennerdale on the north ; amongst these the High Pike or Man, standing towering over the rest, has on the left Great End, Hanging Knott, Bow Fell, and the Fells of Coniston ; on the right, Lingmell Crags, Great Gable, Kirk Fell, Black Sail, the Pillar, the Steeple, and the Hay Cock, with Yewbarrow and part of the Screes through the pass at Black Sail. On the right of Grisedale Pike and Hobcarten Crag is Low Fell, succeeded by Whinfield Fell, over which, in a clear atmosphere, may be observed more than the northern half of the Isle of Man ; and on a mistless sunny evening, even Ireland may be seen. The north-west end or foot of Bassenthwaite Water is here scen, the head being obscured by Longside. * Workington can be seen at the mouth of the Derwent in the west, and more to the north the coast towns of Maryport and Allonby. The town and castle of Cockermouth are perceived, over the extremity of Bassenthwaite Lake, seated on the Cocker. Such is an outline of this wonderful panorama, which may be fitly closed with Wordsworth's fine sonnet :

“Pelion and Ossa flourish side by side,

Together in immortal books enroll'd;
His ancient dower Olympus hath not sold,
And that aspiring hill, which did divide
Into two ample horns his forehead wide,
Shines with poetic radiance as of old;
While not an English mountain we behold
By the celestial Muses glorified.
Yet round our sea-girt shore they rise in crowds;
What was the great Parnassus' self to thee,
Mount Skiddaw? In his natural sovereignty,
Our British hill is nobler far, he shrouds
His double front among Atlantie clouds,
and pours forth streams more sweet than Castaly."

• GREEN'S Guide.

CONISTON OLD MAN. Tars noanta in stands at the north-west angle of Coniston Lake, from the eastera shore of which it presents a magnificent appearance. It is 2577 feet in height, forming the highest peak of the range called Coniston Fells. It is composed of a fine roofing slate, for the excavation of which there are several large quar ries. The slates are carried down the lake by means of boats, and, at its terms nation, are carted to Ulverston. There are also some valuable copper-mines upon this mountain, belonging to Rev. Sir R. Fleming of Rydal, who is Lord of the Manor. There are three tarns upon the Old Man, called Levers Water, Low Water, and Gates Water. The first lies between that mountain and W'ether lam, a stupendous hill on the north ; and the last is placed at the foot of Love Crag. Low Water, notwithstanding its name, is the highest

The most eligible mode of ascending the Old Man is to leave the village of Coniston by the Walna Scar road, and, pursuing the way along the common for a few hundred yards, to take a path which will be seen to climb the mountain side on the right. This path leads directly up to the Man, finely built on the edge of a precipice overhanging Low Water. There is a fine open view to the south, embracing the estuaries of the Kent, Leven, and Duddon, a long line 0 coast, and, in serene weather, the Isle of Man Snowdon may be distinguished on a very clear day. It appears a little to the left of Black Combe, over Mit lum Park. In the home views, the eye will be attracted by Coniston Lake, the whole length of which is immediately below the spectator. A part of Winder mere can be seen more to the east. On other sides, the Old Man is surrounded by high mountains, which wear an aspect of imposing grandeur from this eleration. Scawfell and Bowfell are particularly fine, and the apex of Skiddaw can be discerned in the distance.

LANGDALE PIKES. The two peculiarly shaped hills, which stand at the head of the valley of Great Langdale, though known by the general name of Langdale Pikes, have separate names. The most southerly is termed Pike o' Stickle, and is lower by 100 feet than Harrison Stickle, which is 2400 feet in height. They are of a purphyritic structure, and, on account of their steepness, are somewhat difficult to ascend. They are conspicuous objects from the upper end of Windermere, and from the road leading from Kendal to Ambleside. They are usually ascended during the Langdale excursion, (as to which see page 277,) but pedestrians would have no difficulty in making the ascent from the Stake, or from Grasmere through Easdale. The easiest mode, however, is that from Langdale. A guide can be procured at Milbecks, where tourists commonly take some refreshment. The dath pursues a peat road leading to Stickle Tarn, well known to the angler for its fine trout, which lies under a lofty ridge of rock called Pavey Ark. This tam must be left on the right, and a streainlet which runs down the hill-side take: is a guide. The path hecomes at this part exceedingly steep, but a little pie

tient exertion will soon place the tourist on the sumn it of Harrison Stickle. Though of considerably inferior elevation to the other mountains we have de scribed, the views from this spot are extremely fine. Looking eastward, Helvellyn, Seat Sandal, and Fairfield bound the prospect ; and, in the north-west and north, Skiddaw and Saddleback are seen in the distance. Stickle Tarn is immediately below the eye, guarded by the frowning heights of Pavey Ark. In the south-east are the hills around the valley of Ambleside, beyond those at the head of Troutbeck and Kentmere. In turning to the south, the eye is attracted by the valley of Great Langdale, containing Elterwater and Loughrigg Tarn, and terminated by Windermere, with Curwen's Isle and the other islands diversifying its smooth surface. Loughrigg Fell conceals a portion of the head of the lake as well as the town of Ambleside. Underbarrow Scar, near Kendal, is seen over Bowness. Esthwaite Water is seen in the south-south-east, and close at hand, towards the right, is the bluff summit of Wetherlam End. A small part of the sea is embraced in the view in this direction. Through an opening, having on the left Pike o' Bliscoe, and on the right Crinkle Crags, Gatescale is presented in the north. The Old Man and the Great Carrs shut in the prospect in the south-west.




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On the shore of the Leren -

Æstuary to 1 Penny Bridge, J. P. Machell,

Penny Bridge. Eng, | Along the left bank of the

| The Crkelssoes from CoolsBridge Field, Joseph Peony,

Crake to

Iton Lake, and enters the Leren 1. Lowick Bridge.

near Penny Bridge. The extensive iron forge of 15 Along the right bank of the 7 Here are the remains of a fine

old hall, part of which is occaMessrs. Harrison, Ainslie, and

Crake to

pied by farmer.

Nibthwaite, Two promontories extend

near the foot of

Water Park, Benson Harriinto the lake near its foot,

non, Esq. Fine view of the Iwhich have a most picturesque

mountains round the head of effect. One is terminated by

the lake. steep rocks, and both become


From an eminence par the insulated when the lake is

highest promontory, a beautsswollen.

Along the east shore of ful view of the lake may be ob | Brantwood, Mrs. Copley, on 89 which the road passes to 133 tained. On the opposite sbore, the left.

are the dark Pells of Torver. Coniston Bank, Wrn. Brad-84

3 Further up, Coniston Hall, ser shaw, Esq., on the left.

rounded with trees, is descried.

This hall has changed owden | Tent Lodge,

albut twice since the Conquese! formerly the residence of Miss

most of whleh time it has be Elisabeth Smith, a Lady of ex

longed to the Flemingh Be traordinary acquirements.

yond are the towering Fells of Waterbend House, James Waterhead Hotel

Coniston. Just below, is the Marshall, Esq.

rocky islet, Peel. This inn is pleasingly situate 8

14 | This lake, called also Thur on the margin of the lake :

aton Water, is six miles long! bonts, post-horses, and guides,

To Coniston Vill. I mile.

and nearly three-quarters of a can be supplied. A few days

mile broad, its depth is stated

To Hawkshead, 3 miles. might be spent agreeably here,

to be 169 feet. Ju margin is very as the excursions in the vicinity

To Bowness, 8 miles.

regular, barist few indenta are numerous. The Old Man

tions of any mazaitude. Two is in the immediate neighbour On quitting Waterhead small islands are situate near hood; its ascent, though a work! Inn, the road winds round

the eastern shore. Its prioof toil, would highly grasfy the the grounds of Waterhead

jeipal feeden an the stream Tourist. A walk into the par:

from Yewdal, and TilberthTOW Valleys of Yewdale and House, and is on the ascent

waite, and those running from Tilberthwaite, will afford many for some distance. The lake the tarns on the Man Mougrand scenes. Newfield, in the Ipresents a striking retro tain. It abouindo with truut retired vale of Seathwaite, can spect from the summit of

and char; the latter flieh to be renched by the Walna Scar the ascent.

thought to be found in greater road, which passes through

Iperfection hon than elsewhere Church Coniston, and under

The scenery at the foot is tame: the Old Man. This road, which

but that at the upperextremity! Is very mountainous and rough,

is of the grandest description Als six miles in length.

Borwick Ground.

171) The Old Man, (8577 feet, and Blelham Tarn.

Wetherlam, ( o feet are extremely majeguc. The greatese portion of the lake belongs to Rev. Sir R. Fluglag of Rytas

Hall, who has some valuable Pull Wyke, a bay of Winder

copper roines upon the 014 mere, hene makes an advance.

Road to the Ferry. Wansfell Holm, J. Hornby.

Yine view of the Rydel and Eaq., Dove Nest, and Low

Ambleside Mountains Wood Inn, are pleasing objects

| Loughrigg Fall is before the on the opposite shore. Wangboll Pike (1690 feet) rises above. u c r. Brathay Bridge. 2011 Brathay Hall,

enter Westmorland. A. the road winds round the Clappersgate Vill.

Croft Lodge, James Home extremity of Loughrigg Fell, the mountains surrounding the valley of Ambleside are strikingly unfolded.


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cr. Rothay Bridge.







Kendal must be left by the

Turnpike Gate.

St Thomas' Church. road over the House of Correo Over moorish and hilly

Keep to the left: the road or tiga hill.

94 the right is to Ambleside. | 139 ground to Crook vill."

70 Furness Fell in the distant!

foreground. Bowness village, hall-a-mile 104 First view of Windermere.


Storr's Ball, Rev. 1. ALADE to the right In crossing, the views up the


Berkshire Isle, and a Uttle lake, and of the mountains

beyond, the Storr's Point proBetween the two promonround the head, are extremely

Hjects. At the Ferry Inn, enstories, the lake is only 400 fine.

quire for the Station House, Looking down, Gummer's

yards across. The Perry whence there is a splendid view How, on the east margin, is

boats are kept on the Lan of the lake. conspicuous. cashire side.

"This vagruntowl hath learn'd

his cheer Bowness, with its church, mbool, and villas, is a pretty

On the banks of Windermere :

Ferry Inn. object.

83 Where a band of thera makel Enter Lancashire.

merry, Belle Isle on the right. Stran.

Mocking the man that keeps rem are allowed to land. It con.

the Ferry, tains upwards or thirty acres.

Hallooing from an open thront, Mr. Curwen's house, of a circular shape, is upon it.

Sawrey vill.

Like travellers shouting for

bout." From the summit of the along the east shore of

Wordsworth', Waggoner. ascent from the Ferry, Ingle

Langdale Pikes are visible : borough is visible.

ESTHWAITE LAKE, on the right is the Pass of DunThe Old Man is in sight,

mail Raise, to the east of which

and round its head to This lake is two miles in!

are Helvellyn, Seat Sandal, and

Fairfield. The apex of Skid. Jength, and one-third of a mile 'in breadth. The scenery around 5

13 daw is seen through Dantai) HAWKSHEAD.

Raise gap. it is pleasing, but destitute of

Inn, Red Lion.

A any features of grandeur.

Hawkshead is a small but

ancient market-town at the peninsula swells frorn the westi

| To Ambleside, 5 miles. head of the valley of Esthwaite. shore, and pleasantly relieves

The old hall where the Abbotal the monotonous regularity of To Newby Bridge, 8 miles.

of Fumess held their Courts, the marzia. The stream which Issues from it, is called the Cun | To Ulverston, 16 miles.

1e a farm-house, lying about a!

mile distant. sey; it enters Windermere al

St. Micbael's

Church, a structure of great mile and a half below the Ferry. Many handsomne villas enliven

antiquity, is placed on a rocky!

eminence immediately over the the banks of the lake. In a pond

town, commanding fine views near the beasi, is a diminutive! floating Island, baving upon it

| Over elevated ground to of the adjacent country. mereral small trees.

- the grassy church! Coniston Waterhead Inn, 17 yard bangs 1 At the termination of the an excellent Hotel beautid

Upon a slope above the villago ascent, the lake and vale of

school." Coniston, hermed in by mag

fully situated on the mar. This school was founded in nificent mountains, break upon

gin of the lake, near ito 1585, by Archbishop Sandys, the eye with almost theatricall

member of an ancient family masprise. head.

still seated in the neighbour Waterhead House, Marshall,

hood. The poet Wordsworth, Esq., on the left.

And his brother, the late MA

Itar of Trinity College, Carl | Coniston Village lies imme.

bridge, were educatat here. In diately under the Man moun

the verses of the former, allu. Lain, half a mile from the west


son is frequently made to

18 " The antique market village, er margin of the lake. It has

where were passed ro small inns.

My school-daye." From Coniston village, or the Inn at Waterhead, a mountain road, Ave and a half miles in length,

e through Tilberthwaite, between Oxen Fell Cross on the right, and Wetherlam on the left, and Boins the Little Langdale road at Fellfoot. The pedestrian might proceed by way of Blea Tarn into

Great Lanedale. Another rond, five miles in length, passing through Yewdale, and climbing the moori lop the east of Oxen Fell, enters the road leading from Ambleside to Little Langdale, half a mile abovel

Skel with Bridge. i A pleasing excursion round the lake might be made by Tourists staying at the Waterbead Inn, Coniston! Toine, one mile: Coniston Hall, formerly a seat of the Flemings of Rydal, but now #farm-house, two! biles on the left, some elevated fells are then interposed between the road and lake. Torver village. I prend half miles. A little beyond Torver Church, turn to the left, the road crosses the rivulet nowire from Gateswater, which lies at the foot of Dow-Crag on the Old Man, and approaches the lake! In O Houses, Ave and a half iniles. A short distance froni the foot, Bowdray Bridge over the Crake, right and half miles. Nibthwaite village, nipe miles, by the east margin to Waterhead Inn, 17 milos

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