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From No.11 to No.17, inclusive, the views are in Great and Little Langdale; and the vales of Langdale are considered by some people of taste as the finest in the north of England.
Skelwith Force is about three miles from Ambleside; and the way to it is by passing through Clappersgate, leaving Brathay Bridge on the left, to Skelwith Bridge, which is scarcely a quarter of a mile below the Force.
Langdale Pikes are seen in the distance.



Pass Skelwith Bridge into Lancashire, and over high and pleasant ground to Colwith Bridge, which cross, and enter again into Westmorland, a little beyond which, on the left is Colwith Force. Little Langdale Tarn is about a mile and a half from Colwith Bridge, and five miles from Ambleside. This lake divides Lancashire and Westmorland; and the view, being taken from the latter county, is of the Coniston and Seathwaite mountains, which are in Lancashire.



From Little Langdale Tarn proceed to within about a quarter of a mile of Fell Foot, and ascend the road on the right to the gate at the top of the hill; turn on the left diagonally towards the lake to the place from which this view is taken: the road connecting the two vallies is here observable; and the Langdale Pikes, as seen from this place, are sublime objects. - Blea Tarn is about eight miles from Ambleside.
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