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more the excursion is concluded at Ambleside after a most pleasing circuit of eighteen miles.
A variety of shorter excursions may be made from Ambleside; a walk of seven hundred yards from the inn, to the waterfall of Stock Gill, will not be neglected; and one of a mile and a half may be taken to the falls of Rydal. A ramble round the lakes of Rydal and Grasmere - round, or over Loughrigg Fell - a more elevated walk to Wansfell Pike - or the still more lofty circuit of Fairfield, on a favourable opportunity - will not fail to please such as delight in extensive prospects. Those who have not already seen Coniston, may take an excursion thither: and Ullswater may also be visited from hence, by the steep carriage road over Kirkstone. Some who travel on horseback might choose a ride over the mountains Wrynose and Hardknot, through the vale of Eskdale to the Strands in Nether Wasdale, about 24 miles; and next day by Wast Water, Styhead, and Borrowdale, to Keswick 20 miles.

Loughrigg Fells
It is a pleasant stroll for a pedestrian through the fields to Miller Bridge, from whence a path leads over the lower part of the Fell. After reaching the open common, a tourist of taste will not be confined to the path, but, by rambling from knoll to knoll, will obtain a most pleasing variety of prospects; and on reaching the top of Ivy Crag, a
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