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Lancaster to Ulverston
  Lancaster Sands

4Hest Bank4
10Kents Bank14
  Holy Well

Flookborough is a village lying between the estuaries of the Kent and Leven: it has two comfortable inns fitted for the reception of persons making use of a medicinal spring near Humphrey Head, two miles distant. This water is considered a mild and safe purgative; and were a suitable accommodation erected upon the spot, there would be no doubt of its becoming a place of considerable resort. On the other hand is the small town of Cartmel with its ancient Church; between Flookborough and the Leven sands, surrounded by a fine park, lies Holker Hall, the seat of The Earl of Burlington: and on the opposite shore of the Leven are the noble woods of Conishead and Bardsea.
  sands road
To avoid the sands, the crossing of which has in some instances been attended with danger, the more circuitous turnpike road by Milnthorp is now generally preferred.
From Lancaster to Milnthorp is 14 miles: and here is the option of the Ulverston or Kendal roads. After passing Heversham and Levens, the Ulverston road turns to the left, over some large tracts of peatmoss, having on the right the isolated ridges of
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