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Force with Wedderlamb, forming a grand object as beheld from the bed of the river. A stupendous crag rises out of the river; the glen sinks belnw (sic) to the depth of a hundred feet, and the water rushes down in four leaps, the last being the deepest, sending

'From hollow clefts up to the clearer air
A cloud of mist, that, smitten by the sun,
Varies its rainbow hues.'
The neighbourhood is uncommonly grand and beautiful.
  Little Langdale
Little Langdale is parallel to Great Langdale, from which it is separated by Lingmire. It is of higher elevation, and is distinguished by mountain wildness and seclusion, the rugged hills being clad with heath and furze. The entrance into it is narrow and crooked, and through a profusion of birch and hazel, which conceal the river that issues out of the Tarn, having the Great and Little Carrs as its background. Further on to the left is Fell Foot, an ancient inn, on the Old Bell road which led from Kendal to Whitehaven over Hard Knot and Wry Nose.
  Blea Tarn
Blea Tarn, the next object, is on the heights between the Langdales, and is enriched by the Pikes, Bowfell being in direct prospect,

'A quiet, treeless nook, with two green fields,
A liquid pool that glitter'd in the sun,
And on bare dwelling, one abode, no more!'
At Wall End, you look down into a scene composed of extraordinary grandeur and sublimity; a circuitous and level bottom of rich enclosures
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button -- "Blea Tarn" -- Blea Tarn
button -- "Colwith Force" -- Colwith Force
button -- "Fell Foot" -- Fell Foot
button -- "Old Bell Road" -- Ambleside to Eskdale area
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