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and Easedale Tarn, the river Rothay in all its windings, Morecambe Bay, Milnthorpe Sands, and the Yorkshire mountains; and, lastly, the mountains about Eskdale, Borrodale, Wastdale, and Ennerdale, are visible. From the highest point, Graysdale Tarn and Ulles Water, Penrith, and Crossfell, are discernible; and three is a grand rocky view into Deepdale and Hartshope successively.

  Loughrigg Fell
  Loughrigg Tarn

No fell unfolds scenes so unequalled from such a moderate elevation, with so little fatigue, as Loughrigg, lying to the west of Ambleside. Leaving the Market-place, the pedestrian proceeds to Miller Bridge, from whence there is a fine retrospective view of the town, thence to Ivy Crag, and so to the top, which is one thousand and fifty feet above Windermere. A considerable part of the Queen of Lakes, as well as Rydal and Grasmere, may be seen by traversing its different points, together with portions of Coniston and Thirlmere, and the Tarns of Blelham and Elter Water. Loughrigg Tarn lies under the west end of the Fell, having a margin of firm green meadows, reeds, and lilies, adorning its tiny bays, which are bordered here and there with gravel, whilst a small stream issues out of it. A few cottages are reflected in its bosom, above which rise rocky and barren steeps, intermingled with wood; and the solemn
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