A Guide to the English Lake District, Intended Principally for Pedestrians, by a Cambridge Man

A Guide to the English Lake District, Intended Principally for Pedestrians, by a Cambridge Man

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...case of lakes and the valleys or villages near which they lie: thus, Grasmere is now the village, the water is called Grasmere Lake; so it is with Buttermere and several others. On the opposite side of Windy Gap is the Steeple. This is of lower elevation than the Pillar; and the ascent from the top of the gap is very easy and gradual, and commands excellent views on both sides. The name of this mountain is also an instance of what 56 VALLEY OF THE LIZA. we have just been saying: the true Steeple is a sharp tooth which juts out from a ridge running into the valley of the Liza. From Bnnerdale Lake, and indeed from most places whence it can be seen, this tooth seems to be the mountain summit; and to its striking appearance the whole mountain owes its name. It is perfectly easy to ascend this tooth on the side next to the mountain summit; on the opposite side, however, there is considerable danger attending the attempt. There are two or three different places at which a direct descent into the valley may be made: all of these are, at first, more or less steep, and require some little time to accomplish them. But, by going some way further along the top of the ridge, a very easy descent will be found near the stream which flows down the mountain-side between the Steeple and the Haycocks. By proceeding still further along the ridge, the summits of the three Haycocks may, with very little labour, be reached: the view obtained from these does not differ much from that from the Steeple. On getting into the valley, the tourist should cross the Liza as soon as possible, as it is by no means at every part of it that it is easy to do so with dry feet. The ordinary route to Gatescarth, at the head of Buttermere, is by the pass of Scarf Gap: over this there is...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236632974
  • 9781236632975