A delightful excursion may be made round Derwent lake, either on
horseback or in a carriage. The road lies at the foot of the
wooded park of Derwentwater, with the lake on the right, and the
lofty rocks of Wallow Crag and Falcon Crag on the left; and in
many places it commands excellent views. One, much admired, is on
emerging from the woods to the more open common, where the road
lies just above the margin of the lake. Two miles from Keswick, a
road on the left leads to Watendleth, and we pass Barrow House,
the beautiful summer residence of Joseph Pocklington, Esq. A fine
cascade behind the house may be seen by strangers on application
at the lodge. Another mile brings us to Lowdore,- famous for its
waterfall. Here is a neat public-house, where a cannon is kept
for the echo which is very fine, especially in a still evening.
Rather more than four miles from Keswick, we have the hamlet
called the Grange, upon the opposite bank of the river.