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its windows are filled with glass, coloured so as to represent the landscape as it appears at the different seasons of the year. The lake is here seen at your feet, Curwen and all the islands studding its waters - the wooded parks and uplands of Troutbeck and Applethwaite - Hill Bell and High Street terminating the prospect. The view to the southward is a great contrast to this. Here the promontories of Rawlinson's Nab and Storrs Hall push boldly into the waste of waters, while the well-wooded but moderate heights of Gunner's How and Fell Foot close the distance.
Windermere to Ambleside
The roads from Bowness and Kendal join a little beyond what is called Miller Ground, whence there is a view of Windermere and the Pikes of Langdale, which is one of the richest in nature. The lake is visible all the way from Bellegrange to its head, with its far winding bays and groves. Between the eye and the water lies Calgarth. On the opposite shores, High Wray and the buildings at Brathay give animation to the scenery. The Pikes of Langdale - the Eskdale, Wastdale, and Borrowdale mountains - finish this splendid exhibition. On the left is Calgarth Park, built by Bishop Watson, on the site of the ancient seat of the Philipsons. The greater part of the road to Ambleside, along the borders of the water, is shade by wood of fine growth, comprising oak, sycamore, beech, chestnut, and ash , and is rich in a diversity of grand and pleasing scenery. Should the pedestrian be tempted to step aside and ascend the emi-
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