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will observe the transition, from the blackish clay slate upon which he treads, to the more variously aggregated and paler-coloured rocks on his left hand and before him.
  Bowder Stone
The bridge at Grange might be crossed, as the shortest route; but it may be recommended to proceed forwards another mile to the Bowder Stone - a fragment of rock above twenty yards in length, and half as much in height,- remarkable for being curiously poised upon one of its angles, with a little more support towards one end. But it is not merely for the sight of this stone, that travellers are advised to advance so far. It is chiefly for the prospect here obtained into the interior of Borrowdale, which expands itself as far as Rosthwaite; beyond which the vale is divided into two parts; the one branching off towards Grasmere and Langdale, the other towards Wasdale and Buttermere.
Returning to Grange, the road then crosses the river, and is carried along a pleasant elevation above the woods of Lady William Gordon, the house, formerly called Water End, now Derwentwater Bay, standing sweetly sheltered on the margin of the lake. From this elevation, the lake, with its islands, bays, and promontories, is seen to great advantage. The road then crossing the pleasant vale of Newlands, joins the Cockermouth road at Portinscale, and reaches Keswick in a circuit of 12 miles.
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