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A TABLE OF THE Height of Mountains and Lakes SEEN IN THIS TOUR, AND OF OTHERS IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD, ALL TAKEN FROM THE LEVEL OF THE SEA. IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND, Taken by Mr. John Dalton.
MOUNTAINS
Yards.
Scafell, north point E. of Wast-water1080
Helvellyn1070
Skiddaw1060
Bowfell (Langdale)1030
Rydalhead1030
Grasmire, N.E. of Crummock Lake955
Redpike, near Buttermere950
Kentmere High-street912
Coniston Old-man860
Whernside, near Dent825
Hillbell, N.W. of Kendal812
Carrock, west-pike, Colbeck744
Knoutberry-hill, near Dent728
Goatscar, summit of the road from Hawes-water to Kendal663
Pendale-hill, Lancashire548
Whinfell Beacon, N.E. of Kendal500
Rivington-pike, between Bolton and Chorley, Lancashire400
Benson-knot, near Kendal366
Penrith Beacon340
Kendal-fell, N.W. summit216
Town of Kendal46
LAKES
Yards.
Hawes-water238
Leathes-water, Wythburn182
Ulls-water106
Crummock-water91
Derwent-water76
Bassenthwaite-water70
Esthwaite-water66
Grasmere-water60
Rydal-water52
Windermere-water36

IN SCOTLAND, From Pennant's Tour, 1769.
Ben-lomond1080
Benevish1450
Ben-y-bourd still higher, which, with Laghin-y-gair and Benewewish, are never without snow.

IN OTHER PARTS, By Mr. M. T. Bouritt.
Summit of Dole, the highest mountain of Jura1800
Valley of Chamouni, in Savoy1121
Ridge de Brevin, a Glacier, in the valley of Chamouni2949
Valley of Mountainvert, in savoy1865
Abbey of Sixt, ibid.797
Summit of Grenier2782
Summit of Grenarion2958
Summit of Buet3315
Mount Blanc5081
Mount AEtna4000
Lake of Geneva, at the lower passage of the Rhone398
Lake of Neuschatel456

By different Authors.
Highest part of the Table, at the Cape of Good Hope1153
Pike Rucia in the island of Madeira1689
Pike of Teneriffe4399
The same according to Dr. Heberden5132
Summit of Cotopaxis, in South America, according to Don Antono de Ulloa6643
Corambour, under the equator6000
Chimboraco6440
Petchinca4860
Carason4940
From this survey of mountains it appears that Scafell is the highest in England, yet below the point of permanent snow. It has been observed, by the French accademicians (sic), that amongst the Cordilleras, in the province of Quito, Petchinca and Carason are the highest accessible mountains, and that all of greater heights are vested with eternal snow.
On the Glaciers, snow is permanent at a much inferior height; and where the sun's rays fall more obliquely, less height is found the boundary between temporary and eternal snow. But no mountain in England touches the zone of barrenness that intervenes between this region and the limits of vegetation. Sheep pasture the summits of Snowden, Helvellyn, and Skiddaw, and barrenness only prevails where rock and precipice are invincible obstacles to vegetation.
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button -- Beacon Hill
button -- "Benson Knot" -- Benson Knott
button -- "Bowfell" -- Bow Fell
button -- Carrock Fell
button -- "Cromack Water" -- Crummock Water
button -- Derwent Water
button -- Esthwaite Water
button -- Gatescarth Pass
button -- "Grasmere Water" -- Grasmere
button -- "Grasmire" -- Grasmoor
button -- Hawes Water
button -- Helvellyn
button -- High Street
button -- "Hillbell" -- Ill Bell
button -- Kendal
button -- Kendal Fell
button -- "Knoutberry Hill" -- Knoutberry Haw
button -- "Coniston Old Man" -- Old Man of Coniston, The
button -- "Pendale Hill" -- Pendle HillPendle Hill
button -- Red Pike
button -- "Rydalhead" -- Rydal Head
button -- Rydal Water
button -- "Scafell" -- Scafell Pike
button -- Skiddaw
button -- "Leathes Water" -- Thirlmere
button -- "Ulls Water" -- Ullswater
button -- Whernside
button -- Whinfell Beacon
button -- "Windermere Water" -- Windermere

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