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Page 39:-
from one to the other. The north-west pike is the lowest, but most regular and conical; the south, is more broken and rugged; and the east, which is the highest and most easy of ascent, overlooks the rest, and all these mountain regions, rising in masses, that are beheld with somewhat of terror. Langdale Head and Scafell Pikes are quite close. On the right are Great End in Borrowdale, Seatoller in Yewbarrow, Great Gable in Wastdale, Glaramara and Rosthwaite Cam, Grasmire, Grizedale and Causey Pikes, Lord's Seat, and the distant coasts of Cumberland and Scotland. In a northern direction are seen Skiddaw, and on the left of him Helvellyn, Fairfield, and Wansfell, Ambleside, with Windermere, Loughrigg Tarn, Elter Water, and Esthwaite Water.
  Thrang Quarry
After descending, the slate quarries at Thrang Crag are on many accounts worthy of inspection. The dependent chapel of Langdale, at the foot of Silver How, is small and neat, adapted to its congregation.
  Elter Water
Elter Water Tarn has low marshy shores, frequently inundated by its waters; seen in conjunction with Windermere, it, however, forms a beautiful picture. From the chapel, the tourist may return either by Loughrigg Tarn to Ambleside, or round Loughrigg Fell, along the terrace-road, of which there are sweet views of Grasmere and Rydal; both which waters should be seen from their western sides, although the carriage-road along their eastern banks is replete with beauty.
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button -- "Langdale Pikes" -- Langdale Pikes
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