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notice here. The Earl of Lonsdale has also a large mansion, called the Castle. The tourist from Dublin, Liverpool, or Glasgow, may land here and penetrate into the Lakes by way of Egremont, Gosforth, Wast Water, over the Stye Head into Borrowdale, and thence to Keswick or Ambleside.
  Ennerdale Bridge
From Egremont, however, we hasten onwards to Ennerdale, passing through Cleator, chiefly inhabited by those engaged in working the iron mines. The Church at this village, owing to its delapidated condition, is to be rebuilt forthwith. On the right, the river Ehen flows the whole way, occasionally appearing and disappearing, as it glides through brakes and bushes of alders and willows in its course from the lake of Ennerdale.

  Ennerdale Water
This water is about two miles and a half long; near its foot is half a mile across, but towards the head it grows much narrower. It is well stocked with trout and an inferior kind of char. It is much secluded, difficult of access, and, consequently, rarely seen. The shores are bold and somewhat savage. The best scenery is between its foot and the side of the hill to the north, in descending from Floutern Tarn. Tourists generally rest satisfied with what may be seen in passing the lower end, on their progress to Buttermere, few liking to extend their journey into the dale. Pedestrians anxious to explore the recesses of the mountains, may pass along
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button -- "Cleator" -- Cleator
button -- "Ehen" -- Ehen, River
button -- "Ennerdale Water" -- Ennerdale Water
button -- St Leonard's Church
button -- "Whitehaven" -- Whitehaven
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