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a little to the right of which is a cavern eighteen yards long, called the Fairy Kirk, in which the noise of the cataract has an imposing effect: this and the Kettle, which is then filled, are inaccessible at high floods. The finest approach to this interesting scene is, by permission, up the north side of the ravine, which is feathered with wood. The bridges over this water further down, the church, and the rectory, form some good pictures.
  Warnell Fell
The road hence leads over Warnell Fell, having on the right the Hall, once the seat of the Dentons, now belonging to Lord Lonsdale, built on a hill-side, profusely scattered over with wood, and its base laved by the Caldew. Welton on the top of the hill, enjoys an extensive prospect of what is generally allowed to be one of the pleasantest vales in the county, that of Sebergham.

  Rose Castle
The pedestrian, indeed, might pass down as far as Rose Castle by the banks of the river, a route that would greatly enhance his pleasure; but the tourist who possesses the accommodation of a carriage, must be content with a passing look of the vale as he proceeds along the heights, down which the road presently descends to Rose Castle, the episcopal seat of the Bishop of Carlisle. The Honourable and Right Reverend Hugh Percy has nearly re-edified the whole castle, which, from having been repaired at different times, according
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