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The fish of this lake are char, trout, perch, pike, and eel. Of the char there are two varieties, the case char, and the gelt char.
The greatest depth of the lake is, opposite to Ecclerigg-cragg, 222 feet. The fall from Newby-bridge, where the current of the lake becomes visible, to the high water-mark of the tide at Low-wood (distant two miles) is 105 feet. The bottom of the lake is therefore 117 feet below the high water-mark of the sea.
In Bowness there is nothing so remarkable as some remains of
painted glass, in the east window of the church, that were
brought from the abbey of Furness .
Bowness to Ambleside
From Bowness to Ambleside is six miles, along the side of the
lake . On the top of
'The present remains of this window show that it has contained
very fine colouring in its former state. The arms of France and
England quartered, are well preserved at the top of the window.
The design is a Crucifixion, in figures as large as life. By the
hands, feet, and parts remaining, it seems to have been of
singular beauty. On the dexter side of the crucifixion, is St.
George slaying the Dragon; on the sinister, the Virgin Mary;- an
uncouth assemblage. Beneath, are the figures of a knight and his
lady kneeling, before whom are a group of kneeling monks, over
whose heads are wrote W. Hartley, Tho. Honton, and other names,
by the breaking of the glass rendered not legible.'- Hutchinson's
The Low-Wood Inn, about two miles short of Ambleside, will
attract the Tourist's notice. No other Inn in his route has so
fine a view of a Lake, and the natural beauties of which he is in
quest. A small cannon is kept here to gratify the curious with
those remarkable reverberations of sound, which follow the report
of a gun, &c. in these singular vales, and of which, a general
description is given in the subsequent lines:-
... The cannon's roarKillarney. X.
|-- "Bowness" -- Bowness-on-Windermere|
|-- "Low Wood Inn" -- Low Wood Hotel|
|-- Windermere to Ambleside|
|-- St Martin's Church|
|-- "Windermere Water" -- Windermere|
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