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descending from the ferry over Windermere - in this, the lake, Hawkshead church, and Langdale Pikes, are prominent: others, again, that in which part of Esthwaite Hall is seen, lands with wood on each side of the lake, villages and groves of trees, and the lofty mountains of Grasmere, Rydal, &c. in the distance. The view which greets the eyes in descending the hill from Coniston, yields to neither in sweetness.
to Ambleside
From Esthwaite the tourist may either go directly towards Ambleside, or through the village of Claife to the Ferry-inn on Windermere, and thence by Bowness to Ambleside.
Lancaster to Kendal
It is a pleasant, although not direct road to Kendal by Kirkby Lonsdale, through the vale of Lune. The more usual route, however, is by Milnthorpe and Levens.

Is a small but well-built market-town, on the north side of the river Belo, near the estuary of the Kent. The place consists principally of one long street, at the east end of which are some elegant houses in open situations. Many improvements have been effected in it, the most conspicuous being an elegant chapel in the English style, consecrated by the present Bishop of Chester. It is in the parish of Heversham, a neat and pleasant village, about a mile further on. The church was built in 1601, on the site of the old one, destroyed by fire, and
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button -- "Milnthorpe" -- Milnthorpe
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