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  Newlands Hause
long ascent between Robinson and Whiteless Hill. These mountains present nothing but endless grassy slopes, which is the characteristic of the scenery all the way till you get down to Keskadale, the first houses in Newlands. The views in this valley are chiefly of a rural description, adorned with all the beauties of luxuriant nature, and decorated with wood. The mountains are beautiful and picturesque in their forms, generally green to their summits, looking down upon comfortable houses, seated amid enclosures of emerald verdancy, irrigated and refreshed by gentle streams, now lost amidst the luxuriant growth of leafy trees, now betraying themselves by their bright sparkling. On the right, a fine branch of this vale extends to Dale Head, guarded on the south by Maiden Moor and High Crag, on the north by Goldscope and Hindsgarth. At Stony Croft Bridge the road turns on the left to Cockermouth; and at Stair Mill is the way to Newlands chapel, which is under Crossthwaite. A rude bridge here forms a picture with Causey Pike. The traveller will now get a pretty glimpse of Bassenthwaite, screened by Barrow and Swinside, with Caer Mot in the distance. Between Foe Park and Swinside is a retrospective view, beautiful and grand, of Newlands. Through Portinscale we shall again arrive at Keswick, of which we must now prepare ourselves to take leave.
Keswick to Carlisle
Hence we shall proceed to Carlisle and its neighbourhood, returning through the vale of Eden to Penrith. The stranger, however, who has not
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