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the hill opposite to the east window, through which are seen, in lengthened perspective closed by woods, the choir and nave.
Ulverston to Coniston
From Ulverstone, whither the tourist must return, there are to Coniston two roads, uniting at Lowick bridge. The road by Lowick village is along a narrow vale, with hanging enclosures and scattered farm-houses, from which there is a distant view of Coniston Water winding round the mountain foot in a north-eastern direction; a low sweep of dark rocks is seen over its surface, and the whole range of the fells above. The road by Pennybridge presents no distant prospects, but the village and bridge, the thick woods, and the Man-mountain, ten miles off, form an agreeable combination. The river connecting Coniston Water with the sea is the Crake, which joins the Leven a little to the south of Pennybridge.

  Coniston Water
Is six miles in length, and about three quarters of a mile in breadth. The depth does not exceed thirty fathoms, and the waters abound with char and trout, the former being larger and finer than those found in any other lake. Its direction is from north to south, the head or northern part being engulphed in lofty mountains, whilst the extremity reaches into the vale below. The southern shores are beautifully indented by rocky promontories, stretching into the waters, which are mar-
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