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Page 129:-

Keswick to Wast Water
8To Seatoller8
3Sty Head12
2Wasdale Head14
6Nether Wasdale, Strands20
3Calder Bridge27
Those tourists who visit Wast Water from Keswick, generally make an excursion on horseback for two days: by which plan, Borrowdale and Wast Water are seen on the first day; and Ennerdale, Lowes Water, Crummock, and Buttermere on the second. The road up Borrowdale as far as Seatoller, has already been described; from whence the Wasdale road is on the left to Seathwaite; opposite to which on the right, lies the famous Black-lead Mine. Beyond Seathwaite, the road becomes a mere track, fit only for horses accustomed to the country. A waterfall presents itself to view on the right; and after crossing a rude bridge, the ascent of the mountain is commenced by a winding path. On passing a piece of water called Sty Head Tarn, the bold and lofty crag of Great End appears on the left; and beyond it, in towering majesty, the highest of the Pikes, rendered more conspicuous by an object lately erected in the prosecution of the Trigonometrical Survey. Great Gable is close upon the right; but the grandeur of its form is better appreciated at a distance. The highest part of the road at Sty Head
gazetteer links
button -- (road, Wadale Head to Nether Wasdale)
button -- "Scawfell Pike" -- Scafell Pike
button -- "Sty Head Pass" -- Sty Head
button -- (track, Seathwaaite to Wasdale Head)
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