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     LEATH WATER or WITHBURN, a fine lake in Cumberland, lying south-east of Keswick. It commences at the foot of mount Kellwellyn, which it skirts for 4 miles, and in that distance receives numerous torrents which descend from the mountains. It is almost intersected in the middle by 2 peninsulas which are joined by a neat bridge of timber. The outlet of this lake unites with the rapid river Greeta at New-bridge. It has a communication with Derwent water. - Tour to the Lakes.
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