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THE FRIAR'S CRAG ON DERWENTWATER AND THE LAKE FROM THE ROADSIDE

THE FRIAR'S CRAG ON DERWENTWATER AND THE LAKE FROM THE ROADSIDE

About a mile from Keswick one reaches the edge of lonely Derwentwater at the promontory of rock called the Friar's Crag (bottom). It is said to have got its name because it used once to be the landing-place of the monks from Furness Abbey, who had salt workings and a store for tithes at Grange. An alternative theory is that the friar in question was St. Herbert, who lived upon the island in Derwentwater named after him. On the crag is a monument to Ruskin set up in 1900. Above we see the lake from the road to Ambleside.

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BUTTERMERE, THE GEM OF THE LAKES, AND S. PATRICK'S WELL, PATTERDALE

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