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THE LOVELY VALE OF S. JOHN, NEAR KESWICK, DOMINATED BY THE HEIGHTS ABOUT HELVELLYN

THE LOVELY VALE OF S. JOHN, NEAR KESWICK, DOMINATED BY THE HEIGHTS ABOUT HELVELLYN

From Legberthwaite, near the northern head of Thirlmere, to Threlkeld, east of Keswick, the upper waters of the Greta or S. John's Beck flow down between high hills forming what is calledthe Vale of S. John. The stream then bends west to join the Derwent, which soon after this confluence enters Derwentwater. If we ascend the vale towards Thirlmere we have the great range which culminates in Helvellyn (3,118 ft.) on our left hand and the fells of Castlerigg and Bleaberry to the right or east. From the west side a number of becks, which rise on the heights, come pouring down almost sheer slopes in great leaps of many feet, making the vale loud with the noise of falling water after times of heavy rain.

Other pictures from The Historic Lake District


OVERLOOKING CRUMMOCK WATER FROM THE EAST WITH GRASSMOOR ON THE FARTHER SIDE

THE NORTHERN SHORES OF WINDERMERE AND THE SCA FELL PIKES

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