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large rock overlooking Loughrigg Tarn, he will have an instantaneous burst upon a most extraordinary assemblage of landscape beauties. Returning from the top of the rock, and proceeding by the path, he will soon perceive Loughrigg Tarn in the best position for a picture; having Langdale Pikes in the distance. The return to Ambleside may be made round the north end of the fell; having the lakes of Grasmere and Rydal in view on the left hand. A walk altogether of about seven or eight miles. Or, on leaving Ivy Crag, he may traverse over the highest part of the fell; and make the descent towards Rydal.
Those who travel in carriages may go by Clappersgate, leaving Loughrigg Tarn and Grasmere Lake both on the right hand, and Grasmere Church on the left; returning, on the eastern side of the two lakes, by the hamlet of Rydal to Ambleside - an excursion of ten miles. If required, a deviation may be made to Skelwith Force, or into Great Langdale.

Ambleside to Patterdale
4Top of Kirkstone4
3Kirkstone foot7
3Inn at Patterdale10
  Kirkstone Pass
This is a very steep carriage road, rising 1300 feet above Ambleside, and falling 900 feet on the other side. This hill has taken its name of Kirkstone from a detached mass of rock, standing at a
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