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Derwent Water
2Barrow House, and Cascade2
1Lowdore, ditto3
1Bowder Stone5
1Return and cross the River at Grange6
  Lodore Falls

A delightful excursion may be made round Derwent lake, either on horseback or in a carriage. The road lies at the foot of the wooded park of Derwentwater, with the lake on the right, and the lofty rocks of Wallow Crag and Falcon Crag on the left; and in many places it commands excellent views. One, much admired, is on emerging from the woods to the more open common, where the road lies just above the margin of the lake. Two miles from Keswick, a road on the left leads to Watendleth, and we pass Barrow House, the beautiful summer residence of Joseph Pocklington, Esq. A fine cascade behind the house may be seen by strangers on application at the lodge. Another mile brings us to Lowdore,- famous for its waterfall. Here is a neat public-house, where a cannon is kept for the echo which is very fine, especially in a still evening. Rather more than four miles from Keswick, we have the hamlet called the Grange, upon the opposite bank of the river.
About Lowdore and Grange, the draftsman will find employment for his pencil; and the geologist
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