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Page 136:-
Those who are not inclined to make the whole circuit of the lake, may take a ride by the foot of Skiddaw, to a station a little above the road upon an open common, at the distance of five miles from Keswick. Here the principal part of the lake may be seen, with the three bold promontories of Bowness, Broadness, and Scarness, and in returning (if on horseback or on foot) take the upper road, by Milbeck, Applethwaite, and Ormathwaite, from whence some of the best views of Derwent Lake and its environs will be found. From Applethwaite or Ormathwaite, they may either take the nearest road to Keswick, or proceed by Mr. Calvert's occupation way along the side of Latrigg, and enter the town by the Penrith road.

Keswick to Ullswater
6Gowbarrow Park17
Return the same way; or
10Pooley Bridge32
Ullswater may be visited from Keswick on horseback or on foot; leaving the Penrith road a little beyond the second mile-stone, crossing the vale of Wanthwaite, and passing over a bleak mountain side to Matterdale. Carriages are obliged to continue on the turnpike road to Beckses, eleven miles; but a new road is in progress of making on the
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