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Page 45:-
looking down upon the basin, the turmoil of the water appears very interesting; and a little further on there is a good view of Elterwater: but, as a picture, the fall is better seen from the Lancashire side, where the Langdale Pikes, appearing between the cheeks of the rock, make an excellent distance.
  Colwith Force
COLWITH FORCE is a pretty waterfall; and is but little out of the way, for those who make the tour through Little Langdale.
  Birker Force
BIRKER FORCE, on the south side of Eskdale, is a stream of water emitted between lofty rocks, and pouring from a great elevation down the hill side in a stripe of foam.
  Stanley Force
DALEGARTH FORCE, or Stanley Gill, on the same side of the valley, is a sublime piece of scenery. From the ancient mansion of Dalegarth Hall, now a farm house, a path has been formed, crossing the stream from side to side, three times, by lofty wooden bridges. The water falls, in successive cascades, over granite rocks, which rise on each side to a stupendous height, and are finely ornamented with trees, and fringed with a profusion of bilberry, and other plants, rooted in the crevices.
  Taylorgill Force
Near the head of the Seathwaite branch of Borrowdale, the water from Sty-head Tarn is met by a dry gill called Taylor Gill; and near their junction there is a lofty waterfall, which is a good object from the road to Wasdale.
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