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though there is nothing equal to the first sight of St. John's Vale, on the way from that first sight to Threlkeld, yet the whole of this line (which from its leaving the Keswick road is between four and five miles) has very much of that sort of scenery that will not fail to please the tourist. Saddleback is always fine as a distance; and the precipitous side screens occasionally close it in in every desired quantity. The vale, though rocky, is occasionally fertile and rich in wood, with a variety of picturesque farm-houses and cottages. The river Greta (which rises in Wyburn Water, after passing Keswick empties itself into the river Derwent near the lake,) waters this charming valley, which occasionally reposing, doubles its neighbouring beauties by reflection.
Soskeld Bridge is upon the Greta, about a mile below the Keswick road. Saddleback is in distance.



This building is a little lower down the valley than Soskeld Bridge.



From the fifteenth mile-stone, on the road from Ambleside to Keswick, to the bottom of the hill, there are three roads; the original is bounded by the enclosures, the middle is less steep, and the eastern road makes a large bow, by which the ascent for carriages is rendered easier. This view of Derwent Water is from the old road. Castle Hill and Brow Top are seen between the eye and the lake, and just over it Derwent Bank, with the woods above Silver Hill, the property of Lord William Gordon; Swinside, on the left, is succeeded by Barrow; Grizedale Pike is the high distant summit; Grasmere and Whinlatter, which are still more distant close the scene.
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