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Page 145:-
This side cannot be pursued to Patterdale but by pedestrians, who after leaving How Town, penetrate into Martindale, a sequestered spot shut out from the lake; its one-arched bridge, a chapel with low roof and simple bell-gable, and a picturesque yew-tree, are romantic objects. At the head of this dale, where it divides into two grains, is a hunting-box of the Hasell's. The want of wood here gives interest to the few scattered houses which are embowered in sycamore. A green path leads to the top of the western ridge, whence there is a view of the last reach of Ulles Water, bordered by black steeps - the narrow grassy vale of Bordale immediately beneath - Penrith beyond - and Cross Fell in the extreme verge of the horizon. In passing down to Patterdale, several beautiful views are presented of that dale and of Brother Water, with the heights of Kirkstone.
The carriage-road leads from Pooley Bridge, on the Cumberland side, along the first reach, which is comparatively speaking tame, having Soulby Fell, a smooth green hill, on the right. Near the pleasant village of Watermillock, stood the old church, in a very sequestered bay; the old church-yard yew-tree still survives. The new church is built further up the hill-side, and was consecrated by Osbaldistone, Bishop of Carlisle, on his way to crown Elizabeth. At the extremity of the church promontory stands Hallsteads, the modern residence of J. Marshall, Esq. Immediately after passing this, on the left, you enter
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button -- All Saints Church
button -- "Hallsteads" -- Hallsteads
button -- "Martindale" -- Martindale
button -- Oldchurch
button -- "Martindale" -- St Martin's Church
button -- "Ulles Water" -- Ullswater
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