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Page 95:-
limestone, called Whitbarrow and Yewbarrow, forming lofty scars on their western sides, and reposing on the slaty rock upon which the road in part is formed. From Milnthorp to Newby Bridge is 15 miles; here is the choice of continuing the Ulverston road, or proceeding along the banks of Windermere, by Bowness and Low Wood to Ambleside.

The road to Ulverston now follows the course of the Leven to Backbarrow, where it crosses the river by a bridge situated among manufactories of cotton, of iron, of pyroligneous acid, and of gunpowder. Leaving Hollow Oak on the left, it passes over some peatmoss, and presently approaches the sands; where it is interesting to meet the flowing tide, as it washes against the breastwork of the road. The river Crake, which issues from Coniston water, is then crossed by a bridge under which the tide flows, and we join the old road near a place called Green Odd; where small craft take in their lading, consisting chiefly of slate, timber, and iron. From Newby Bridge to Ulverston is 9 miles.

Is a neat market town, containing 4786 inhabitants and two good inns, the Sun, and the Bradyll's Arms. It communicates with the channel of the Leven by a canal admitting vessels of considerable burden.
From Ulverston to Dalton is 5 miles, and from Dalton to Furness Abbey (described at page 84) nearly two miles.
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