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Page 102:-
From High Skelgill the walk might be extended to Wansfell Pike. From a place, near the junction of the Skelgill and Troutbeck roads, may be observed one of the most enchanting scenes among the lakes; comprehending the most perfect view of all the islands on Windermere, separated by the most desirable spaces; the lake spread out into beautiful bays, and its shores ornamented with elegant villas, planted on various elevations. Excursions may also be made from Low Wood, to Coniston, to Langdale, or over Kirkstone to Ullswater.

Here, while the admirer of landscape takes his views of the lake and mountain scenery from the rising ground, and the angler amuses himself upon the water; the geologist may be employed in examining the position of the transition limestone and the slate, where they have been worked, in two adjoining quarries near the road, about a quarter of a mile north of the inn.

  Windermere by boat

Is an ancient chartered town; with a population of 1095, but its market is little more than nominal. It is irregularly built upon a rising ground, commanding good prospects of the adjacent scenery. Post Chaises are kept at the Salutation and Commercial Inns, and there are two other Public Houses that accommodate travellers; besides several houses fitted up as private lodgings. Boats upon the Lake of Windermere are also provided by the Inns.
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