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the vales of Yewdale and Tilberthwaite. A full length view of the lake is obtained in passing over the hill called Tarnhows, on the road towards Elterwater; and an excursion to Levers Water and the Old Man, on a fine day, would not be thought uninteresting. The geologist may amuse himself by tracing a stratum of transition limestone, alternating with slate, as it bassets out upon the hills, on the north-west of the road leading towards Borwick Ground; just beyond which place this limestone has been quarried and burnt, on the left of the road to Ambleside. The slate quarries about Tilberthwaite, and the copper mines on Tilberthwaite Fell, and near Levers Water, may also be visited; and on the road to Ambleside, the Brathay flag quarry may be considered worthy of notice.
  Windermere ferry
  Station, The

From Coniston, those who feel no hesitation in crossing the Ferry on Windermere, may proceed through Hawkshead, by the side of Esthwaite Water, to the Ferry; and after taking a view of Windermere, from Mr. Curwen's Station-house, cross the water to Bowness, distant from Coniston Water-head 9 miles. Those who object to crossing the water, may either proceed from Coniston to Ambleside direct, 8 miles; or from the Ferry, by the western banks of the lake to Ambleside, distant from Coniston by this route 14 miles.
Omitting Furness Abbey, some will proceed directly to Kendal, and from thence to Bowness, Low Wood, or Ambleside; or for such as wish to enter at once upon the centre of Windermere, there
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