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Ambleside to Keswick
1 ½Rydal
3Grasmere Inn
4Nag's Head, Wythburn
King's Head11
  Helm Crag
The route from Ambleside to Keswick lies through the midst of lake and mountain scenery. At one mile from Ambleside a road crossing Pelter Bridge on the left, leads to Langdale, or round Loughrigg Fell. To the right, among ancient oaks, stands Rydal Hall, the patrimonial residence of Lady le Fleming, who has built and endowed a neat Chapel in the village. Above the chapel is Rydal Mount, the residence of the poet Wordsworth; and beyond the hall, the Rydal Waterfalls. The next object is Rydal Water, with the heronry upon one of its islands; and a little further, the extensive slate quarry of Whitemoss. The road is then conducted to the margin of Grasmere water, and gives a good view of that admired vale. At the further end of which, between the branches of Easdale and Greenburn, stands Helm Crag, distinguished, not so much by its height, as by its summit of broken rocks, which Mr. Gray likens to 'some gigantic building demolished;' Mr. West to 'a mass of antediluvian ruins;' Mr. Green to the figures of a 'lion and a lamb;' and Mr. Wordsworth to an 'astrologer and old woman;' and the traveller who views it from Dunmail Raise, may think that a
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