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Keswick to Buttermere
5Bowder Stone5
2Honister Crag10
9Through Newlands to Keswick23
  Stake Pass
An excursion through Borrowdale to Buttermere may be made on horseback, taking the road as before described as far as Bowder Stone: a mile beyond which, at Rosthwaite, is a small public-house. A little further, a road on the left leads by Stonethwaite, over the steep mountain pass called the Stake, to Langdale. Tourists have sometimes been advised, by this track to connect Borrowdale with Langdale, in one excursion; but the better way is to explore Langdale from Ambleside, and Borrowdale from Keswick.
At Seatoller, about eight miles from Keswick, a road on the left leads to the black-lead mine, and to Wast Water; and here the Buttermere road, turning to the right, ascends, by the side of a stream broken into pretty waterfalls, up a steep hill; from which there are some fine retrospective views of the upper parts of Borrowdale; and Helvellyn soon begins to shew his head over the mountains of Watendleth. In passing the hause, (which rises 800 feet above the level of Derwent Lake,) Honister Crag in majestic grandeur is presented to the view;
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