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  Loughrigg Fell
  Loughrigg Tarn

Loughrigg Fell and Tarn are not to be surpassed, the former in its command of Windermere, Rydal, and Grasmere waters - the latter for the quiet, pastoral character of the scenery, which it presents to the eye that delights in simple, unadorned nature.
  The Langdales
A more extended excursion generally performed from Ambleside, is that into Langdale, which may be made partly in carriages, although it is more usual to effect it in carts, which way will indeed be found the most convenient and suitable to the roads, as well as enabling the tourist to carry the necessary creature comforts for a mountain ramble. The traveller may proceed, first, to Skelwith Bridge, three miles, just above which is the wild waterfall, called Skelwith Force; then by a road commanding views of Elter Water and great Langdale, he may proceed to Colwith Force, five miles from Ambleside. Three miles up Little Langdale, over a slack on the right, is Blea Tarn, so faithfully depicted in Wordsworth's 'Excursion.' Descending the hill to the head of Great Langdale, the Langdale Pikes appear immediately in front, with Bowfell on the left. The conical pike is called Pike of Stickle, and the broad-headed pike, Harrison Stickle. Great Langdale is entered at the farm-house of Wall End, whence Bowfell may be ascended, or Borrodale penetrated, by passing over the Stake. The regular excursion, however, will bring the tourist down to Millbeck, where he may see the waterfall of Dungeon Gill. Still descending the valley, he may, when in view of Elter Water,
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