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place; but here begins the ascent of Borrodale Hawse, and the road is so narrow, rugged, and steep, that cars pass with great difficulty. After reaching the summit, Honister Crag on the left, and Yew Crag on the right, come in view. Honister Crag is 1500 feet in height. Passing down a very rugged path, which crosses the water several times, it leads through a desolate valley to the hamlet of Gatesgarth, and the vale of Buttermere.
BUTTERMERE is perhaps the most deeply embosomed in mountains, of all these fairy sheets of water. It is bordered on the east by woods and meadows, and on the west, by the steeps of High Crag, High Stile, and Red Pike. (See page 89.)
  Crummock Water
CRUMMOCK WATER is separated from Buttermere by a small tract of flat meadow. The head of the lake is beautiful, the middle part grand, and the foot richly adorned with wood. On the west side of Crummock is Scale Force, situated in a deep chasm, and the water-falls, at a single leap, 156 feet. (See page 89.)
The road leads up from the inn by the humble little chapel, between Whiteless and Robinson, diversified by little of scenery, till the traveller approaches Keskadale, whence there is a prospect of the smiling vale of Newlands.
  Newlands Valley
NEWLANDS contains several scattered hamlets, and is intersected by a stream which flows to Bassenthwaite Water. The mountain called Hindscar pushes itself into the vale with much grandeur. The chapel of ease stands in the
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button -- "Seatoller" -- Seatoller
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