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where its waters flow out, passing the Hamlet into Crummock Water. The mountains that lie around are high and rocky, rising abruptly from their bases, and assuming conical forms. The declivities are covered with brushwood and scattered trees, adding greatly to the romantic and diversified scenery of the country.
The stranger may proceed to Cockermouth through Lorton, or return by Whitehaven, or retracing his ground to Buttermere chapel, pass through Newlands.
  Whinlatter Pass
The road over Whinlatter presents some grand views of Bassenthwaite and Derwent Water, Grisdale Pike keeping you company on the right for some distance. On the top of the road, Thornthwaite village and Jenkin Hill, flanked right and left by Longside and Dodd, and Thornthwaite Fell, with Bassenthwaite Water overtopped by Binsey, is the first prospect that stops you. A little further on, Derwent Water, with Vicar's Island, Lord's Island, the Isthmus, and Keswick, are seen lying beneath Wallow Crag, Falcon Crag, and Bleabury Fell; over which rise Skiddaw, Saddleback, Mell Fell, Wanthwaite Crag, St. John's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Styx, and Helvellyn. The road proceeds through Braithwaite to Keswick.

  Newlands Valley
The road through Newlands leaves the chapel of Buttermere, and advances by a very steep and
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