Thursday, 23 October 2008

Lakes and Inns

An "Itinerary of the Lakes, For the Use of Tourists" (in stages and miles), from William Wordsworth's Guide Through the District of the Lakes in The North of England (London, 1835) at the Project Gutenberg website here. See below for a list of inns mentioned in the itinerary.

Lancaster to Kendal, by Kirkby Lonsdale 30
Lancaster to Kendal, by Burton 22
Lancaster to Kendal, by Milnthorpe 21
Lancaster to Ulverston, over Sands 21
Lancaster to Ulverston, by Levens Bridge 35½
Ulverston to Hawkshead, by Coniston Water Head 19
Ulverston to Bowness, by Newby Bridge 17
Hawkshead to Ambleside 5
Hawkshead to Bowness 6
Kendal to Ambleside 14
Kendal to Ambleside, by Bowness 15
From and back to Ambleside round the two Langdales 18
Ambleside to Ullswater 10
Ambleside to Keswick 16¼
Keswick to Borrowdale, and round the Lake 12
Keswick to Borrowdale and Buttermere 23
Keswick to Wastdale and Calder Bridge 27
Calder Bridge to Buttermere and Keswick 29
Keswick, round Bassenthwaite Lake 18
Keswick to Patterdale, Pooley Bridge, and Penrith 38
Keswick to Pooley Bridge and Penrith 24
Keswick to Penrith 17½
Whitehaven to Keswick 27
Workington to Keswick 21
Excursion from Penrith to Hawes Water 27
Carlisle to Penrith 18
Penrith to Kendal 26

List of Inns

King's Arms
Commercial Inn
Royal Oak
Rose and Crown
Green Dragon
Cross Keys
Sun Inn
Bradyll's Arms
Red Lion
White Lion
Crown Inn
Salutation Hotel
Queen's Head
The George
Black Lion
Golden Lion
The Globe
The Sun
New Crown
The Bush Coffee-House