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Page 107:-
little distance from the road, and bearing some resemblance to the form of a house. The road passes the small lake of Brothers' Water, and from thence leads through a narrow but pleasant valley to the inn at Patterdale. Here a boat may be taken upon Ullswater, after which the return may be made the same way: or the carriage may be driven along the side of Ullswater to Penrith, 15 miles. Or it may sometimes be preferred to stop at Pooley Bridge, from whence Lowther Castle and Hawes Water may be visited.


3Skelwith Bridge3
2Top of Wrynose9
2Cockley Beck11
4Dawson Ground, Wool Pack15
King of Prussia18½
3Santon Bridge21½
Strands, Nether Wasdale24
  Three Shire Stones

This tour may be made on horseback, or with some little difficulty in a cart; taking the road to Little Langdale as before described, and following the old pack-horse road over Wrynose and Hardknot, both of which hills are very steep. Near the road on Wrynose are the three shire stones of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire. From Westmorland we here pass into Lancashire; and crossing the head of the Duddon at Cockley-beck, we enter into Cumberland. From the top of
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