button to main menu  Otley's Guide 1823 (5th edn 1834)

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  Lodore Falls
LOWDORE CASCADE constitutes one of the most magnificent scenes of its kind among the lakes. It is not a perpendicular fall, but a foaming cataract; the water rushing impetuously from a height of 360 feet, and bounding over and among the large blocks of stone with which the channel is filled; so that when the river is full, it is a striking object at three miles distance. To the left, the perpendicular Gowder Crag, near five hundred feet high, towers proudly pre-eminent; while from the fissures of Shepherd's Crag on the right, the oak, ash, birch, holly, and wild rose, hang in wanton luxuriance. From the foot of the fall, where it is usually seen, more than half its height lies beyond the limits of the view, and in dry seasons there is a deficiency of water; yet its splendid accompaniments of wood and rock render it at all times an object deserving the notice of tourists.
Winding round Shepherd's Crag towards the top of the fall, and looking between two finely wooded side screens, through the chasm in which the water is precipitated, a part of Derwent lake with its islands, beyond it the vale of Keswick, ornamented with white buildings, and the whole surmounted by the lofty Skiddaw - forms a picture in its kind scarcely to be equalled.
  Barrow Cascade
BARROW CASCADE, two miles from Keswick, has an upper and lower fall, more perpendicular than
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