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of Derwent Bay, Derwent Bank, and Derwent Lodge. From the neighbouring heights may be viewed the lakes of Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite, with all the finely-wooded and fertile country reaching from Swinside to Skiddaw.

Keswick to Borrowdale

Miles.KESWICK TOMiles.
3Lodore Inn3
2Bowder Stone5
  Lodore Hotel
Lodore Inn.- Proceeding forward, as in the last route, the tourist must keep the river on his right hand. The pass presents grand and savage scenery, the road in many places making such abrupt windings as to appear occasionally blocked up. The river runs in a deep channel, with rocky banks, considerably below the road, and the mountains rise on either hand in rugged and awful precipices. Castle Crag rises up into a bold cone, crested with wood, almost in the middle of the pass. The Romans, with military precision, fortified this eminence.
  Bowder Stone
BOWDER STONE is a rock of great dimensions, which has probably fallen at some far-distant period from the crags above. The stone is 62 feet long, and 36 feet high, its circumference is 89 feet, and it weighs 1971 tons. from this point a fine view of Borrodale is obtained. The village of Rossthwaite lies in front, overhung as it were by Glaramara and Eagle Crag.
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