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saddle-horses, jaunting-cars, and pleasure-boats. On the opposite side of the water is Dunmallet, which the tourist cannot but notice, from its conical figure and its being covered with wood; it was anciently crowned by a Roman station.

Is the largest lake, next to Windermere, in the district, being nine miles in length and one in breadth. Its average depth is from twenty to thirty-five fathoms; and its waters abound in excellent trout, and are crowded with shoals of skellies, a kind of fresh-water herring: a few char are also found in the lake, and great quantities of eels are taken in the Eamont, as they migrate from the lake in autumn. The principal feeders are Grisedale Beck, overflowing from a large tarn, high up between Seat-Sandal and Helvellyn, and Goldrill Beck, whose waters are the united streams that pour out of Blea and Angle Tarns. The water is of a zig-zag form, running as it were into the mountains, the hill-sides plentifully covered with wood, and rich meadows lying at its foot. It consists of three reaches: the first or lowest, three miles in length, has pretty sloping banks; the view up this has, in front, Hallin Fell, with Swarth Fell on the left, and on the right, the sweetly-situated villas of Rampsbeck, Beauthorn, Lemon Hall, and the white hamlet of Watermillock. The second reach is four miles long, having the huge Helvellyn
gazetteer links
button -- "Dunmallet" -- Dunmallard Hill
button -- (earthwork, Dunmallard Hill)
button -- "Goldrill Beck" -- Goldrill Beck
button -- "Grisedale Beck" -- Grisedale Beck
button -- "Ulles Water" -- Ullswater
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