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  slate quarries
between which and Yew Crag, the road now sharply descends. Both these rocks are famed for producing roofing slate of the best quality; and the edges of the road are beautifully tufted with Alchemilla alpina. Gatesgarth dale, through which the road now goes, (twice crossing and recrossing the stream,) is a narrow valley strewed with large blocks of stone, fallen from the rocks above; and solemnly shaded by the lofty Honister, which towers to the height of 1700 feet above the valley at its foot. We now re-enter upon same soft clay-slate rock, which we parted from at Grange, and the change is soon apparent in the smoothness of the road.
  Scarf Gap
Opposite to the farm of Gatesgarth, which is two miles from the inn at Buttermere, a shepherd's path leads over the mountain, by a pass called Scarf-gap, and after crossing the narrow dale of Ennerdale, proceeds to Wasdale Head over a second and higher mountain called the Black Sail. The crags on the left of Scarf-gap are, from their form, called Hay-stacks; and to the right, three adjoining summits are called High-crag, High-stile, and Red-pike. The two first are composed of what some would call a porphyritic greenstone rock, the third of a reddish sienite: and between the second and third lies Burtness Tarn.
The road, after passing Gatesgarth, touches upon the margin of Buttermere Lake, and a little further upon the left is the neat sheltered cottage of Hase-
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button -- "Burtness Tarn" -- Bleaberry Tarn
button -- "Haseness" -- Hassness
button -- Hay Stacks
button -- High Crag
button -- High Stile
button -- "Honister" -- Honister Crag
button -- Honister Pass
button -- Honister Slate Quarry
button -- Red Pike
button -- Keswick to Buttermere
button -- "Scarf Gap" -- Scarth Gap
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