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Page 38:-
and wood straggling up the sides of the mountains, amidst which meanders the mountain-born Brathay fed with the dews and storms of heaven. From Wall End the road passes across the valley to Mill Beck, whence is commenced the ascent of the Pikes.
  Dungeon Ghyll Force
In a fissure of the mountain, and enclosed by gloomy rocks, is Dungeon Gill, a considerable stream tumbling from a lofty precipice, between sides of impending and perpendicular rock, into a deep dark basin. From the summit a fragment of rock is suspended, forming a rude arch; the stranger will admire, but shudder, to pass this natural bridge.
  Stickle Tarn
Stickle Tarn is a circular piece of water in the bosom of the mountain, having soft turf on three fourths of its margin, and reflecting in its calm surface the dark and towering crags of Pavey Ark, which rise from its brink, and are perhaps the most magnificent range of rocks in the country: a good point to view them from is the outlet of the lake.
  Langdale Pikes
The summit of the mountain is crowned with three lofty pikes, all composed of perpendicular rocks, and seeming like pillars to support the heavens.

'-- There the sun himself,
At the calm close of summer's longest day,
Rests his substantial orb; between those heights,
And on the top of either pinnacle,
More keenly than elsewhere in night's blue vault,
Sparkle the stars, as of their station proud.'
They appear to rise not far from each other, but it takes many a weary and toilsome step to travel
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button -- "Dungeon Gill" -- Dungeon Ghyll Force
button -- "Langdale Pikes" -- Langdale Pikes
button -- "Pavey Ark" -- Pavey Ark
button -- "Stickle Tarn" -- Stickle Tarn
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