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Island and the isthmus, are the Newlands mountains, and beyond them, Robinson and High Stile on the east and west sides of Buttermere respectively. Third, over the lower end of the lake is a scene of beauty and grandeur; villas and the village of Braithwaite, partially hidden by trees, are scattered over gentle eminences, Grizedale Pike towering over the whole. And fourth, a very narrow strip of Bassenthwaite may be observed over the meadows, and the easy swelling hills which in the remote distance grace the foot of the lake.

  Friar's Crag
Is the grand promenade, and the place to which all strangers are conducted on their arrival in Keswick. The latter part of this walk is through a grove of oaks and firs; and at the end there is a bench to rest on, whence may be seen nearly the whole circumference of the lake.

  Cockshott Wood
Presents a general view of the lake, and from its vicinity to the town, its ease of access, and its numerous charms, demands peculiar attention.

  Castle Head
  Wallow Crag

There is a beautiful and entertaining walk to the summit of these, which is gained by proceeding
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button -- "Castlehead" -- Castle Head
button -- "Cockshot" -- station, Cockshot Wood
button -- "Crow Park" -- station, Crow Park
button -- "Friar Crag" -- station, Friar's Crag
button -- "Wallow Crag" -- Walla Crag
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