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lakes; it is in many places not more than half a mile across, but seldom exceeds three quarters; it is less than Windermere, but larger than the rest of the English lakes.
Ulls Water lies engulphed at the feet of majestic mountains, which rise sublimely from the valley: Place Fell descends shivering into the lake, almost perpendicularly, from a vast height; its skirts the lake from Birkfell Force higher than its head. The opposite mountains are less uniform, their summits being removed to various and greater distances from the water, and the rocks project from their surfaces in a bold and imposing manner.
Were these mountains divested of wood, they would exhibit a vastness and sublimity rivalled only by those of Wast Water.
Nothing can exceed the dresses and decorations of this sublimity; the whole space from Gowbarrow to the Inn at Patterdale is one rich scene of vegetation; oak, ash, birch, alder, and other trees of stately growth, and in the wildest luxuriance, undulating and impending over the rocky protuberances every where starting from the mountains, render this the loveliest ride among the lakes.
The mountains on the immediate head of Ulls Water are not so steep as those which border it half way down, but they are rich in wood: St. Sunday, or St. Sundian Crag, swells sublimely above them, and is a fine object from many parts of the valley. From Gowbarrow on one side, and Place Fell on the other side of the lake, the mountains gradually diminish into little hills, and from a gigantic ruggedness into a soft and verdant meadow and pasturage.
Though there is something good in every part of Ulls Water, yet the finest scenes lie between Lyulph's Tower and the Inn at Patterdale; and the best method of seeing this desirable part is to take a boat at the head of the lake, and passing the islands called Cherry-holm and Wall-holm, come within sight of Stybarrow Crag, which is a fine object in various distances; land near the Crag, and walk about half a mile to the farm-house called Glen Coin, occasionally turning round to admire the local beauties of the scenery.
Having got upon that pleasant craggy summit, from which the road winds suddenly and steeply down to the lake, turn to the left by an oak, out of which springs a birch tree, and pass the nearest way to Glen Coin.
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