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  Low Wood Inn
Low Wood Inn, distant from Bowness four and a half miles, is delightfully placed on the margin of a small bay, from which the head of Windermere unfolds itself with exceeding grandeur, the woods and lawns of Brathay Park bounding its receding waters, and backed by the fantastic outline of the Langdale Pikes, and their neighbouring mountain masses. The accommodation at this inn is excellent, and it is a good station for a few days' stay.
AMBLESIDE is a small market-town in the vale of the Rothay, romantically built on the side of a hill, commanding prospects of the vale, the parks of Rydal and Brathay, and Windermere. Excellent quarters may be found at the Salutation, the Commercial, and White Lion inns; and from its central situation, the town is generally made the head-quarters of tourists for a considerable time, as many very interesting excursions may be made from it. Population, 1095; market-day, Wednesday.
WINDERMERE.- (See page 24.)

Ambleside excursions
PLEASANT walks and excursions will serve to engage the tourist for several days at Ambleside.
  Stockghyll Force
Stockgill Force must not be overlooked. Scandale Beck and Sweden Bridge are delightful evening walks. Wansfell and Skelgill afford prospects from a moderate elevation, which may be accomplished without incurring much fatigue.
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