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Pillar crowns the head of Mosedale. Middle Fell runs along
the margin of the lake; and on the opposite side are the
Screes, which seem going to decay, their foundation in the
water, and their surface and soil being gone, while immense
debris and torrents of rocks and stones cover their sides.
This range of fell prevents a circumambulation of the lake.
Proceeding onwards, a retrospective view of Yewbarrow, the
Gable, and the Pikes, seen over Over Beck Bridge, is a fine
picture. From Nether Beck Bridge the road passes over a
rising ground, and from a field in front of Crookhead, where
a beautiful cottage has been built by Stansfield Rawson,
Esq. of Halifax, is one of the finest views of Wastdale Head
and Water. At the Strands, at Netherwasdale, is a
comfortable inn, where entertainment may be had, set off
with civility, and enhanced by economical charges.
On the road to Calder Abbey, the antiquarian must perforce
stop at Gosforth, which has a remarkably neat church, and in
the churchyard a tall cross of British or Danish origin,
sculptured on its four faces with various figures and
devices. From hence, it is a good and pleasant road to
Calder Bridge, where, at either of the two excellent inns,
the weary traveller may rest for the night.
On the north side of the river, about a mile above the bridge, stand the sequestered ruins of the
|-- "Calder Abbey" -- Calder Abbey|
|-- "Crookhead" -- Crook Head|
|-- Golden Fleece|
|-- Gosforth Cross|
|-- "Screes" -- Screes, The|
|-- Screes, The|
|-- Stanley Arms|
|-- Strands Hotel|
|-- "Wast Water" -- Wast Water|