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

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Near Bownes, are eminences of various degrees of elevation; where, according to the taste of the party, the views may be taken either from a higher or a lower station; and from the road between Bowness and Low Wood, the mountains of Coniston and Langdale. with Scawfell Pikes, Great End, and Gable, appear in a most splendid arrangement.

Windermere to Coniston
  Coniston to Ambleside

2Cross Windermere to Ferry House2
4By Esthwaite Water to Hawkshead6
3Coniston Water Head9
3Borwick Ground12
  Windermere Ferry
  Station, The
  Coniston Water

Coniston lake and its environs may be visited from Bowness, first crossing the Ferry on Windermere, and passing beneath the station, which is built upon a rock, tastefully ornamented with evergreens and flowering shrubs, and may be visited by the way. Ascending a long steep hill, there is a prospect across the lake, and a view of the distant summit of Ingleborough. At the top of the hill, there is a prospect of the Coniston mountains, and a mile further on, Bowfell and Langdale Pikes appear in magnificent array. There are some neat houses in the hamlet of Sawrey, and Mr. Beck has a beautiful seat at Grove on the other side of Esthwaite Water. Here are sweet views over the expanded valley in which the town of Hawkshead is
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