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Hence the road leads up a very long and steep hill, on the top of which is an extensive view of the neighbouring country: two reaches of the Eden form a bright silvery crescent, brilliantly contrasted with the almost endless woods around, backed by the dark heathy ridge of Blaze Fell. The road then descends more gradually, till it arrives at

  Nunnery Walks
  River Croglin
Where the Croglin, a mountain stream, joins the Eden. The grounds on this side of the stream belong to H. A. Aglionby, Esq. M.P. whose house is a heavy red pile of building. The walks on that side formerly belonged to L. Ross, Esq., of Staffold Hall, a neat cheerful-looking mansion immediately forward; but the property is now included in that of Mr. A. It may, we think, be safely asserted that the Croglin, in this last part of its course for the space of a mile, during which it pours along a deep ravine, has no equal. It first enters this savage dell by a fall of forty feet, forcing its way through a cleft into a deep caldron, scooped out of the rock, in which the water is agitated and whirled around in boiling eddies, till it finds an escape by a narrow opening in one corner, whence it rushes down several leaps, foaming over the large masses that hinder its impetuous progress. The rocks are piled on each other up to the height of one or two hundred feet, projecting their bold fronts forward over the river, 'here scorched with lightning, there with
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