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Is nearly three miles in length and half a mile in breadth; it is almost divided into two parts by the projection of a plot of cultivated land from the N.W. side. Its head is encompassed by lofty mountains, but they exhibit less variety of outline than those of Derwent and Ullswater. Its eastern side is bounded by Naddle Forest, the lower part completely wooded, and surmounted by the lofty Wallow Crag; beyond which the hill side is scattered with aged thorns. The western side has more cultivation, and a few farm houses sheltered by trees. The houses - with the exception of Mr. Boustead's at Measand-beck, and Mr. Holmes' at Chapel hill - are mostly walled without mortar; and the deciduous trees associate well with the rest of the scenery. Opposite the head of the lake, Castle Crag is a prominent feature in the landscape.
This lake is well stocked with fish of various kinds; but they are chiefly preserved for the table of Lowther Castle.
Lying beyond the usual circuit of the lakes, and at a distance from the great roads and places of entertainment, Hawes Water is often omitted in the tour. But those who can contrive to visit it without hurry or fatigue, will find it a sweet retired spot.
There is a public house at Mardale Green, about a mile above the head of the lake, and two at Bampton Grange, a distance of two miles from its foot.
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