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Page 158:-
Nibthwaite is on the east side, near the foot of the lake, and is a station affording noble views of the lake.
  Coniston Water
CONISTON WATER.- (See page 8.)
  Waterhead, Coniston
CONISTON WATER HEAD.- There is here a good inn, situated at the head of the lake, and backed by some magnificent fir-trees. Here the tourist may stop for the purpose of making the following trips, which amply repay the delay they require - vix., (1.) The ascent of the Old Man, and the continuation thence as far as the Chapel in Seathwaite, returning by Torver; (2.) The walk into Yewdale and Tilberthwaite; and (3.) The ride or walk round the lake itself. These excursions will be found described in this work.
HAWKSHEAD is a neat small market-town, standing in a warm and sheltered valley, surrounded by the lofty fells of Furness, and is doubtless of great antiquity, although there is no authentic record of its origin. The Free Grammar School has been the nursing mother of many eminent scholars. The beautiful and pastoral lake, Esthwaite Water, may very conveniently be perambulated from this place, and comfortable quarters may be had at the Red Lion. Population, 749; market-day, Monday.
  Windermere Ferry
The Ferry House is a good inn, delightfully situated on the banks of Windermere. Horses and carriages pass over the lake by this Ferry. Above the inn is a pleasure-house, called the Station, whence some exquisite views are to be had.
Bowness is sweetly situated near the centre of
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button -- "Bowness" -- (Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere)
button -- "Ferry House" -- Ferry House, The
button -- "Grammar School, The" -- Hawkshead Grammar School
button -- "Hawkshead" -- Hawkshead
button -- "Station, House" -- Station, The
button -- (Waterhead Hotel, Coniston)
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