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After passing a few days with the worthy family at Netherby, I took the road to Carlisle, on the 23d of August. - I waited on Philip Howard, esq. of Corbie-castle, and experienced a most polite reception.
I soon fell into my former track at Castle-carrock, a small village and parish at the foot of the great mountain Cross-fell. To this mountain Donald, in his map of Cumberland, gives the height of nine hundred and ninety-eight yards above Bassenthwaite-water, and eleven hundred and eight above the sea. This parish is within the barony of Gillesland. I went next through Cumrew, at the foot of its fells, on the top of which appeared two cairns. Some considerable ruins lie at a small distance from the church: they are supposed to be those of Dunwalloght, formerly the property of William lord Dacre of the north, who obtained licence from Edward I. to fortify and convert it into a castle*. About this country are many of the black grous, which inhabit the small woods scattered over the neighbourhood. I rode through Carlatton, a place of a few houses; crossed the Croglin, on a bridge of a single arch: the country hereabout consists of moors and corn-lands. I kept ascending for a considerable way; went by Heskew, near which is a piece of a ruined tower. I gained the height of Hartside-fell - a most arduous ascent up a black lofty mountain, from the AUG. 24.
* Dugdale's Baron. 11. 22.

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