There are two ways, meeting at Stanley Ghyll,- (the grand
waterfall of the district,) - which are about equally
beautiful, though entirely unlike; but the shorter one, by
Cockley Beck, is fit only for good walkers, in fair weather.
There is no reason why ladies should not achieve it, by
taking ponies, or a car, which they will leave in the
steeper parts. We will suppose, in order to describe both,
that the party divides,- the young men going sixteen miles
on foot, by the mountains to Stanley Ghyll and meeting there
the carriage party, who have made a circuit of about ten
miles longer, and will take up the pedestrians for the
remaining six miles to Strands.
The drive to Coniston has been already described.