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heath-clad promontories dividing their black sullen waters, they excite in the mind feelings of melancholy and awful solemnity.
The Wood consists of oak, ash, and birch, elms, hazels,
black and white thorns, hollies, alders, willows, and the
black yew, which are scattered through the district. There
are also many plantations of larches. Sycamores and Scotch
firs are the usual and beautiful shelter of the cottages.
The coppice-woods and intricate hedge-rows, give an idea of
what the country once has been, though now bereft of its
leafy covering. The minor shrubs and plants cannot escape
the eye of the tourist, much less of the botanist. The
bilberry in early spring, with its flowrets creeping under
the shade of a tree - the broom with its golden blossoms -
and the hardy juniper - and last, though least in size, yet
inferior to none in beauty, the lichens and mosses - all
contribute to the attraction of this favoured land.
Having glanced at the natural features of the country, we will now notice those which owe their existence to man.