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A Guide through the District of the Lakes in the North of England--a description of the scenery, &c. for the use of tourists and residents

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A Guide through the District of the Lakes in the North of England--a description of the scenery, &c. for the use of tourists and residents

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A Guide through the District of the Lakes in the North of England--a description of the scenery, &c. for the use of tourists and residents
By William Wordsworth


Contents

Directions and Information for the Tourist

Description of the Scenery of the Lakes

I-View of the country as formed by nature
II-Aspect of the country, as affected by its inhabitants
III-Changes, and rules of taste for preventing their bad effects

Miscellaneous Observations


Excerpt from Chapter I

In preparing this Manual, it was the Author's principal wish to furnish a Guide or Companion for the minds of persons of taste, and feeling for landscape, who might be inclined to explore the District of the Lakes with that degree of attention to which its beauty may fairly lay claim. For the more sure attainment, however, of this primary object, he will begin by undertaking the humble and tedious task of supplying the Tourist with directions how to approach the several scenes in their best, or most convenient, order. But first, supposing the approach to be made from the south, and through Yorkshire, there are certain interesting spots which may be confidently recommended to his notice, if time can be spared before entering upon the Lake District; and the route may be changed in returning.

There are three approaches to the Lakes through Yorkshire; the least advisable is the great north road by Catterick and Greta Bridge, and be well recompensed if he can afford to give an hour or two to the banks of the Greta, and of the Tees, at Rokeby. Barnard Castle also, about two miles up the Tees, is a striking object, and the main North Road might be rejoined at Bowes. Every one has heard of the great fall of the Tees above Middleham, interesting for its grandeur, as the avenue of rocks that leads to it is to the geologist. But this place lies so far out of the way as scarcely to be within the compass of our notice. It might, however, be visited by a Traveller on foot, or on horseback, who could rejoin the main road upon Stanemoor.

The second road leads through a more interesting tract of country, beginning at Ripon, from which place see fountain's Abbey, and thence by Hackfall, and Masham, to Jervaux Abbey, and up the vale of Wensley; turning aside before Askrigg is reached, to see Aysgarth-force, upon the Ure; and again, near Hawes, to Hardraw Scar, of which, with its waterfall, Turner has a fine drawing. Thence over the fells to Sedbergh, and Kendal.

The third approach from Yorkshire is through Leeds. Four miles beyond that town are the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, should that road to Skipton be chosen; but the other by Otyler may be made much more interesting by turning off at Addington to...

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  • PDF | 236 pages
  • William Wordsworth(Author)
  • Windham Press; 5 edition (19 Jun. 2013)
  • English
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