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western side of Mell Fell, which will shorten the distance nearly two miles. After leaving St. John's Vale, and the mountain Saddleback behind, these roads are equally uninteresting; till they unite at Dockray: but after entering Gowbarrow Park, the prospect of Ullswater is presented in one of its richest points of view. Airey Force and Lyulph's Tower lie a little to the left, and it is then five miles of delightful road to the inn at Patterdale. Some who travel in carriages, go from Keswick to Pooley Bridge, and thence to Penrith or Ambleside; but the want of post-horses at Pooley Bridge is sometimes felt as an inconvenience.
Parties landing at Whitehaven with the intention of seeing all the lakes, may commence with Wast Water and Ennerdale; and afterwards Lowes Water, Crummock, and Buttermere; or the three last may be visited from Cockermouth.
Cockermouth is a good market town with 4536 inhabitants. It possesses an ancient castle, has a handsome bridge over the river Cocker, which runs through the town to join the Derwent; and the Globe is an inn furnished with every requisite accommodation for travellers.
Parties from Cockermouth visiting the three lakes of Lowes Water, Crummock, and Buttermere, will find it the most eligible way by Pardshaw, Mockerin, and Fangs; by which the lake is taken in combination with lofty mountains; and the road
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