412 Route 49. BOWNESS. The Lake
a waterfall; Gill, a gorge; Hause, the top of a pass, French'col'; Holme,
an island; How, a mound-like hill; Nab (A.S. Nebbe, nose), a projecting
rock; Pike, a peak; Raise, the top of a ridge; Scar, a wall of rock; Scree,
steep slope of loo3e stone3; Thwaite, a clearing.
The Hotels in the Lake District are generally good and not exorbitant;
while even the smallest inns, almost without exception, are laudably
clean. Guides and Ponies may be procured at some of the principal resorts.
Readers need scarcely be reminded of the Lake School of Poetry.
Wordsworth in particular has made the district his own ('Wordsworth-
shire', as Lowell calls it), and few points of interest have been left unsung
in his 'Excursion' or minor poems. Among interesting prose works relating
to the Lakes may be mentioned Harriet Martineau'i 'Guide to the Lake
District' (4th ed., 1871), Prof. Knight's 'English Lake District as Inter¬
preted in the Poems of Wordsworth' and 'Through the Wordsworth
Country' (1887), James Payn's 'Leaves from Lakeland', Wordsworth's 'Guide
to the Lake District' (5th ed., 1835; new edition, 1906), Gibson's 'Folk-
speech of Cumberland', and Miss Alice Rea's 'Beckside Boggle and other
Lake Country Legends'. The botanist is referred to J. G. Baker's 'Flora
of the Lake District' (1886), and the geologist to /. Postlethwaite's 'Geology
of the Lake District'. Cragsmen may consult 'Rock Climbing in the
English Lake District", by 0. Glynne Jones, and 'Climbing' (Part I., Eng¬
land), by W. P. Haskett Smith.
The Lake District Association (sec, Mr. A. B. Taylor, Windermere)
does good work in resisting schemes likely to impair the beauty of the
a. Windermere Section.
The village of Windermere (*Rigg's Windermere Hotel, with
view, R. 4s., D. 4s. 6d.; Rail. Rfmt. Rooms; station, p. 407) lies
about 300 ft. above the lake (450 ft. above the sea), from which
it is distant 3/^ M. by the direct footpath and li/g M. by .road. It
is delightfully situated among trees at the foot of Orrest Head
(p. 413), affording fine views of the lake. Visitors may take
up their quarters with almost equal advantage either here or at
Bowness (see below), on the shore of the lake, Vfa M. to the S.
(omn. from the station Gd.).
Those who reach the lake at the Lake Side Station (see p. 413) may
go on at once by steamer to (4 M.) "Storr's Hall Hotel, (5 M.) the Ferry
(p. 414), or (6 M.) Bowness.
Bowness. — Hotels. 'Old England, close to the lake; "Belsfield,
opposite the pier, with large grounds, R. is.Gd., D.5s.; "Royal Hotel, R. 4s. ;
•Crown, on a height to the E., R. from is., D. is. Gd.; 'Stag's Head,
R. 2-4s., D. 2s.-4s. Gd., unpretending. — *Fekky Hotel, .toeb's Hall,
and * Low Wood Hotel , see p. 414. — * Hydropathic Establishment,
well situated on Biscay How, pens, from 7s. — Lodgings.
Coaches run daily in summer from Bowness and Windermere to
(12'/2 M.) Ullswater (fare 6s., return 8s. Gd.); from Bowness across the ferry
to (10 M.) Coniston (is., return 6s.); round the Longdates (6».; p. 419); and
from Windermere station to Ambleside (5 M.; Is. 6o!.), Grasmere (9 M.;
2s. Gd.), and Keswick (21 M.; 6s. Gd.), — Hotel-Omnibuses from Bowness and
from (3 M.) Low Wood (p. 414) meet the trains at Windermere.
Steamers ply on Windermere at frequent intervals during the day,
calling at several stations. Entire tour of the lake (2'/2 hrs.) 3s., 2s. 6d.;
to Lake Side (»/« hr.) Is. 6ol., Is.; to Waterhead (for Ambleside; i/2 hr.) Is., 9<Z.
Boats on the lake Is. per hour, 5s. per day; with boatman Is. Gd.
and 10s. They may be obtained either near the Bowness pier or at the
Miller Ground Landing, the nearest point to the village of Windermere.
— Electric Launches may also be hired.
Golf Links (18 holes) on the Kendal Road, l3/« M. from Bowness.