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the right, and close at hand, the Screes present their remarkable sweep of débris, and crests streaked with red, grey, and vivid green, and here and there cloven for the passage of cataracts from the brow, which tumble down through the gloom of woods. Hawlghyll is the largest of these ravines. Next, the Scawfell peaks rise above the rest; and Great End just peeps over the shoulder of Lingmell. The cleft between Lingmell and Great Gable is Sty Head Pass; and to the left, from Great Gable, are Yewbarrow and Middlefell. The broken foreground on the common whence this view is seen adds greatly to its beauty. Descending upon Wastdale, the Irt is crossed; and then the road meets others on the green. The one to the right leads to the lake. Sweeping round to the left, and passing the church,- so small and domestic-looking as to appear like a house,- the road reaches the two little inns. They are humble but clean; and horses can be had, and boats for the lake.
Now we must see how the party by Fellfoot has fared.
  Wrynose Gap
  Three Shire Stones

Their route has been described, as far as Skelwith Bridge;- viz: the road by Clappersgate, and the Brathay valley, in which, however, they must keep the right-hand road. Passing Skelwith Bridge, they had better, if on foot, go through the gap in the wall mentioned in p.47, and follow the path in the wood which will lead them out into the road at the top of the hill. After about a mile from thence, they must take the road to the right, which turns sharp down the very steep hill to Colwith Bridge. Colwith Force, a
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