button to main menu  Description of Sixty Studies, pp.98-99

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is more at large than was intended by the writer, the subject having grown upon him in attempting to give some account of the lake, and of the roads to and from it. Pedestrians of good bodily strength and spirits, will generally be gratified by their tour, and they will occasionally deviate from the beaten roads; even three or four ladies, with a guardian, a guide, and a couple of horses, might occasionally walk and ride, and make such a gipsying extremely pleasant; the retrospect of such an excursion over stubborn rocks and wild mountains, furnishing pretty conversation for the winter's drawing-room.
Foot and horse people may perform their journey in two days; those from Ambleside sleeping at Nether Wastdale, or Wastdale Head; those from Keswick, at Calder Bridge.
Carriages must run the round with the same horses, from Ambleside, or from Keswick, for no post horses are
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kept at the other houses on this rout, and a carriage tour will cost, at least, four or five days.
By those who travel in carriages, and have little time to spare, the Wastdale expedition had better be declined; near Keswick and Ambleside such persons will find abundant subject for their amusement.

  Stanley Gill
No. 48.


When the traveller is in Eskdale, and about sixteen miles from Ambleside, on his road to Wastdale, he will be near an ancient building called Dale Garth Hall; and if he should have the curiosity to see Stanley Gill, he may have access to it by applying at the hall; the waterfall part of the Gill, is more than half a mile on the left.
The late --- Stanley, Esq. of Ponsonby (to whose son this property now
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