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The source of the stream passing under this bridge is in Sprinkling Tarn, which descending the mountain Sprinkling, unites itself with Sty Head Tarn, and having reached the valley, winds between the village of Seathwaite and the black lead mines to Langthwaite Bridge, which is a quarter of a mile from Rosthwaite.



This is the last bridge in Borrowdale, on the road from Rosthwaite to Wasdale Head, and it is over a gill tumbling down the southern side of the mountain Sprinkling, which mountain is the back-ground of this scene.



A morning's ride from Keswick, presenting many extraordinary changes, is by passing Lowdore and Bowder Stone to Rosthwaite, and from Rosthwaite by Seat Oller, under Honister Crag in Gatesgarthdale, to Buttermere, and from Buttermere returning through the vale of Newlands to Keswick - a round of about 22 miles.
This view of Honister Crag is from the stream which passes from the head of Gatesgarthdale to Buttermere, and below the road a little after its having left the summit of the pass. Honister Crag, almost perpendicular, seems, from the bottom of the valley, to overhang its base, and is a precipice of extraordinary magnificence: but from this rugged front is derived a slate as smooth and valuable as any other in the island.
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