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The most extended circuit for a carriage from Ambleside or Keswick to see Wast Water is about eighty miles; the shortest, over Birker Fell and by Scale Hill, about seventy; and that by Bootle and Scale Hill, seventy-five miles.
The road on foot or on horseback from Keswick to Wast Water is by the Inn at Buttermere, Scale Force (which leave on the left), and over the mountains by Fluttering Tarn to Ennerdale Water, Ennerdale Bridge, Calder Bridge and Abbey, Gosforth, Nether Wastdale, Wastdale Head, Sty Head Tarn, Seathwaite, Rosthwaite, and Bowder Stone to Keswick; this round is about fifty miles: the resting place is at Calder Bridge, where there are two good inns, and near them a beautiful abbey.
Should the Scale Force road be objected to for horses, the tour may be made by Scale Hill, Low's Water, and Lampleugh, meeting the road first spoken of at Ennerdale Bridge.
As this excursion will cost two days, the writer here takes liberty to advise the traveller to see Wast Water on the second day rather than the first, by which he will have the advantage of passing from the foot to the head of the lake, and see in succession some of the grandest scenes in England, all which he will have upon his back should he commence his tour by Borrowdale rather than by Buttermere or Scale Hill.
Wast Water is three miles long, and about three-quarters of a mile over in the broadest part; on the Screes, or eastern side, it is of a tolerably straight line; but the opposite shores are irregular, and appear beautifully embayed when seen from the higher grounds: the road is up the western side of the lake, often on its margin, and seldom more than one hundred yards from it.
This view shews the junction of the lake and the Screes about the shivering part of the mountain; the enclosures at the foot of the water at Crook, and those at Wastdale Head, vary the scene, by their contrast to the rest of the rude materials which compose it. Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell, and Gable (the last of which is the most remote object) are all seen in distance.
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