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Page 104:-
[Leav]ing the tarn and solitary farm house - the scene of Wordsworth's Recluse - on the left, proceed to the edge of the hill, where you will have a fine view of the head of Great Langdale, into which the road steeply descends. A curious waterfall may be seen in Dungeon Gill - a stream issuing between the two Pikes, and falling among rocks of a peculiar flinty appearance. Mill Beck is the stream flowing from Stickle Tarn, and gives name to two farm-houses, at one of which it may be convenient to leave the horses, while visiting Dungeon Gill. Following the road down Great Langdale, the traveller will arrive at Thrang Crag, where the rock in a slate quarry is excavated in an awful manner; and soon after pass the chapel, near which is a small alehouse. Here, taking the road to the left, we come to a second prospect of Elterwater; and at a little distance on the right, the works lately erected for the manufacture of gunpowder. Near the farm-house called High Close, there is a fine view over Loughrigg Tarn, with Windermere in the distance; and crossing a road leading from Skelwith Bridge, we come in sight of the peaceful vale of Grasmere, near the station recommended by Mr. West. The road from thence is formed along the skirts of Loughrigg Fell, in a kind of terrace, from whence there is a rich view of the lake of Grasmere on the left. Further on, the road approaches Rydal Water, and soon after passing that, and the village of Rydal, the turnpike road is joined, and in a mile
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button -- Bleatarn House
button -- "Dungeon Gill Force (?)" -- Dungeon Ghyll Force
button -- Elterwater Gunpowder Mills
button -- High Close
button -- Millbeck Farm
button -- Langdale Valleys
button -- Stickle Gill
button -- Thrang Quarry
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