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site name:- Ullswater
parish Matterdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
viewpoint; station
coordinates:- NY42
10Km square:- NY42

1Km square NY4020

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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... the views from the lake are more open, and the water itself appears more spacious, from the boat on its surface, than from any elevation above it.
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POOLEY BRIDGE is a desirable station ... to take a boat for viewing the scenery of Ullswater. During the first part of the voyage the banks of the lake are cultivated, and adorned with several handsome villas; the mountains, right and left, are humble; but in front there is a full view of the 'mighty Helvellyn.' On the second reach of the lake the mountains on the left make a nearer approach, and the shore on the right becomes more wooded. The boat may be landed at Lyulph's Tower for the view of Airey Force; from whence the third division, or head of the lake, is surrounded by the lofty and romantic mountains of Patterdale. ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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