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pleasant rural ride; and then the beauties of the lake are seen to the most advantage. In the afternoon, if the sun shines, much of the effect is lost by the change of light; and such as visit it from the north, lose all the charm arising from the swell of the mountains, by turning their backs upon them.
The feeder of this lake, besides the Black-beck of Torver, is Coniston-beck. It decends (sic) from the mountains, or rather is precipitated, in a short course to the lake, which it enters on the western canton in a clear stream, concealed by its banks. The lake bends away to the east, and its intermediate shore is a beach of pebble and sand. This beach is adorned with a cot, set under a full topt tree.
The char here are said to be the finest in England. They are taken later than on Windermere-water, and continue longer in the spring.
Coniston to Hawkshead
station, Hollin Bank S
At Water-head , the road to the east leads to Ambleside, eight
miles; to Hawkshead, three. Ascend a steep hill surronded (sic)
A little to the west, and at the north end of the lake, stands
the house of Michael Knott, Esq. who has made many handsome
improvements on his estate here, which, with contrasted with the
native rudeness of the surrounding hills, have a pleasing effect.
|-- Church Beck|
|-- Coniston Water|
|-- Ambleside to Coniston|
|-- Coniston to Hawkshead|
|-- station, Hollin Bank N|
|-- station, Hollin Bank S|
|-- Water Head House|
|-- Yewdale Beck|
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