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Penny Magazine

This transcription is of the appended notes, pp.140-141, partly from the Penny Magazine, in the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 1823, 7th edn 1842. The copy used is in the Armitt Library, item AMATL:A1178.

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Penny Magazine
As an Appendix to these directions, it may not be irrelevant to mention some objects which may be seen on the way, to and from the lakes, by different lines of road; for which the author is partly indebted to the Penny Magazine.
Returning from the lakes, by way of Kendal towards Leeds, the tourist crosses the vale of Lune, at Kirkby Lonsdale. Near Ingleton, the mountain Ingleborough, the waterfall of Thornton Force, and the Slate Quarries, are interesting to the geologist as well as to the lover of the picturesque: also the caves of Yordas and Weathercote, with others of smaller note; at the foot of a steep hill, a mile before reaching Settle, by the side of the road, is the celebrated ebbing and flowing well of Giggleswick. Four miles to the east of Settle, lie Malham Cove and Gordale Scar, two of the most remarkable spots in England. Wharfdale, still more to the east, is beautifiul from its source in the moors, to Otley and Harewood, a few miles from Leeds. The grounds of Bolton Abbey are the gem of this valley.
From Penrith, the eastern road by Stainmoor and Leeminglane skirts a lovely country. There is some pretty scenery between Penrith and Appleby, and the wild road over Stainmoor is striking and pleasant on a fine day. From Bowes, Barnard Castle may be visied; and Teesdale, one of the finest Yorkshire valleys, with its two waterfalls, High Force and Cauldron Snout; also Winch
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Bridge, one of the first attempts at a bridge of suspension.
At Greta Bridge, on the high road, lies the well-knowm scsenry of Rokeby. At Catterick Bridge the Swale is crossed, about three miles below Richmond. Swaledale has some pretty scenery, but is inferior to Wensleydale, the next valley to the south, which is traversed by the Ure, and extends westward nearly to Ingleborough. Hardraw Scar, near Hawes, Aysgarth Force, near Askrigg, and Jeveraux Abbey are the most remarkable objects in it. Lower down, on the banks of the Ure, near Ripon, stands Fountains Abbey, which needs no praise. Ripon Minster is a fine specimen of our early ecclesiastical architecture. From Ripon there is a double communication with the south, either by Boroughbridge and the York road, or by Harrogate, Harewood, and Leeds. Knaresborough possesses some fine objects of curiosity, but scarcely sufficient to lead the tourist so far out of his way.
A party from Kendal might visit the scenery of Wensleydale by going first to Sedbergh, and thence through the vale of Garsdale to Hawes; or having proceeded as far as Ingleton, after viewing the natural curiosities of that neighbourhood, may go from thence to Askrigg, and there fall into the route above described.

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