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place for days together, if he desires a central point whence he may visit a great extent of the lake country, while in command of a variety of pleasures near at hand. From Scale Hill he can descend into the vale of Lorton, and enjoy a change from the ruggedness of the dales. Or, he may visit the most solemn and imposing of the lakes,- Wast Water; and also Ennerdale. He commands all the roads to Keswick, and the vales that lie between. Crummock Water yields char, as well as every other lake fish, in abundance. The mountain tops are accessible : from Lowfell, which may be a lady's morning walk, to Red Pike, which is a pretty good day's scramble for a stout student. There is Lowes Water at one end of Crummock, and Buttermere at the other: and at home there is a spacious, clean, airy house, standing in a garden; good fare, careful attendance, and reasonable charges. Scale Hill is a place to spend a month in, in a fine season.
  Lanthwaite Wood
A few minutes will take the stranger up to the Station, by a path from the inn door. The Station is a hill in Lanthwaite Wood, whence a magnificent view is obtained of the stern mountain group, (the central group of the whole district,) on the one hand, and the rich levels of Lorton Vale on the other, backed, in favourable lights, by the Scotch mountains. This spot is one on which to linger through a long summer day, pacing the sward, and choosing seats from rock to rock, along the whole crest. The stranger must now, however, take his brief survey, and hope to come again. He has twelve miles to go to Keswick; and
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