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Page 94:-
time for this lengthened excursion may pass directly to Penrith. The little deviation on the left, avoiding the barren waste of Hutton Moor for the purpose of seeing Greystoke Castle and church, will amply repay him: it is the residence of H. Howard, Esq. to whom it was bequeathed by the late Duke of Norfolk.

Four miles and a half from Keswick on the Penrith road, is Threlkeld, an irregular built village, on the south side of Blencathra, with a fine view up the vale of Wanthwaite; the chapel is dedicated to Saint Mary, and is in the parish of Greystoke. At Scales, the tourist must turn off under Souter Fell along the bye-road, not very passable for carriages, though it is formed on a terrace, and completely overlooks the valley, through which winds the Glenderamaken; a small stream trickling out of a dreary waste is seen joining it; its banks are fringed with wood and enclosures, chiefly corn-fields spotted with farm-steads, and spread a short distance on each side, overlooked by White Pike; and in the west, the mountains beyond Keswick rise in majestic array. Souter fell has acquired some notoriety as having been the scene of meteorological appearances, which were observed some considerable time back. In an opening between it and Bowscale Fell, through which the Glenderamaken flows from Scales Tarn, is Mungrisdale, where is a chapel of the usual oblong form, with a bell-gable and porch: this is a miserable situation, and seems to be exposed to all the winds of heaven, being placed exactly
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button -- "Glenderamaken" -- Glenderamackin, River
button -- "Greystoke Castle" -- Greystoke Castle
button -- "Mungrisdale" -- Mungrisdale
button -- "Sour Milk Force" -- Souther Fell
button -- St Kentigern's Church
button -- St Mary's Church
button -- "Threlkeld" -- Threlkeld
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