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1832 Excerpt: ...Island--Broom Hill, a wooded headland--land at
Barrow House, and see the waterfall--walk to Lowdore Fall, or
return to the boat, and proceed to the fall by water. If the
weather be favourable, hear the echo produced by the discharge of
the cannon at Lowdore--Floating Island, only occasionally
visible--Mouth of the Derwent River--St. Herbert's Island--Water
End Bay--land, and see the grounds of Water End, belonging to Lord
William Gordon--Vicar's, or Derwent Isle, round which strangers are
permitted to walk--return to the strand, and walk back to Keswick;
altogether about 8 miles. Excursion To Watendlath. Leaving Keswick,
proceed along the road towards Borrowdale--turn to the left at the
end of Barrow Common--at Ashness Bridge, across the stream which
forms Barrow Cascade--proceed by the wooden bridge between
HighLowdore and Watendlath, to Watendlath. This village consists of
about a dozen cottages, situated at the foot of a tarn fringed with
trees, and guarded by rocky eminences, one of which is named
Coatbarrow. The water of this tarn is derived from another called
Blea Tarn, situated about 2 miles distant on the heathy mountain
between Thirlmere and BorDRUIDS' TEMPLE rowdale. The stream which
runs successively through these two tarns, afterwards forms the
cataract at Lowdore. The adjacent vale of Watendlath is extremely
picturesque, and has been extolled by some as superior to
Borrowdale and Gatesgarth Dale. Mr. Gilpiri says, "We fell into a
piece of scenery, which, for beauty and grandeur, was equal, if not
superior, to any thing we had yet seen." Hence proceed to the
charming vale of Rossthwaite, of which a fine view may be obtained
from the road--return by Bowder Stone, Lowdore, and Barrow, to
Keswick; altogether about 13 miles, which may be ...
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