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Page 55:-
  Barrow Cascade
  Lodore Falls

and foregrounds in Wallow Crag and the several precipices in that range, which sometimes come magnificently forward, sometimes retire and lean to the east, their grey fronts often enlivened by green woods, and combining with the water - the small meadowy promontories and tree-clad eminences - with Glaramara and his azure compeers in Borrowdale. The first we shall particularise is one of the lake, as seen over Lord's Island, Castle Head being on the left and Friar Crag on the right of that island, and beyond, Causey Pike with Newlands lying between Grizedale and Cat Bells. On Barrow Common may be observed that finely-wooded promontory, which boldly projects almost into the middle of the lake from the hall built by the late Joseph Pocklington, Esq. and commanding a fine view of Derwent Water and Skiddaw. The cascade, at the back of the house, may be seen by leave; there are two falls, but the upper one is artificial; fine trees, grassy banks, and rocks richly decked in many greened mosses, are the adornments of these falls, and their height is one hundred and twenty-two feet. After leaving Barrow, the far-famed Lowdore possesses irresistible claims on the notice of the wanderer. This Force, after incessant rains, is with its accompaniments sublime, but unfortunately, perhaps, for those who visit the Lakes, few have the opportunity of seeing it at such a time. The chasm through which the river passes is immense, and in dry seasons the stones or fragments of rock subdivide and obscure its waters. Gowdar
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