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Page 80:-
the eastern side from Ennerdale village: the view from How Hall, or Castle How, anciently the seat of the Patricksons, now belonging to the Senhouses, embraces the lake between Herd House and Bowness Knott on the left, and Angling Stone and Anglebarrow on the right, with the Steeple and Pillar between them. On the Smithy Beck, beyond Bowness, are some beautiful cascades. A mile and a half from the water is the lonely farm of Gillerthwaite; whence you may pursue the Liza (once the channel of a dreadful water-spout) in a course of five miles to its source in Great Gable, which lies at the head of the valley.

'A mountain-valley in its blessed breast
Receives the stream, which their (sic) delights to lie,
Untroubled and at rest,
Beneath the untainted sky,
Where in a lovely lake it seems to sleep.'
  Scarth Gap
  Black Sail Pass

On the left, it is possible to pass over the Scarf Gap into Buttermere; on the right, over the Black Sale, between Kirkfell and the Pillar, into the head of Mosedale, and thence to Wastdale Head. This water may also be approached from Buttermere Inn by Scale Force and Floutern Tarn; or from Scale Hill, through Mosedale, to Floutern Tarn; or by High Nook near Lowes Water, over Blake Fell, past the west end of Gavel Fell, to the village of Crossdale. These paths are mentioned rather with a view of informing the pedestrian tourist what is practicable, than of recommending such to his notice for adoption.
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button -- "Liza, The" -- Liza, River
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