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of Derwentwater; the smaller island of Rampsholm lies beyond it; St. Herbert's Isle nearer the middle of the lake; and to the right Vicar's Isle, on which General Peachy has a house. The circumjacent mountains of Borrowdale and Newlands make a fine panorama. At the head of Borrowdale appears Great End Crag, beyond it a part of Scawfell with the highest of the Pikes. Looking through the vale of Newlands, Red Pike, distinguished by its colour, rises over Buttermere. To the eastward, Wanthwaite Crags, and Great Dod, form the end of the mountain range extending from Helvellyn. To the north Skiddaw rises finely, and Saddleback may be seen over the trees. Crosthwaite Church is a good object in the vale, and over the rising ground beyond Bassenthwaite Lake, the mountain Crif Fell in Scotland shews his head. This may be thought too elevated a station for the eye of a painter; but as a general view of the lake, the town, and the valley, it is excellent. Some of the lower stations formerly recommended are rendered less inviting by the too great profusion of wood upon the shores of the lake, and upon its islands; but this rock will always remain sufficiently prominent for a prospect; and its substance offers a study for the geologist.
  Friar Crag

A walk by the water side, to Friar Crag, at the distance of three quarters of a mile, is the favourite promenade of the inhabitants of the town, and affords much gratification to strangers. On leaving
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