Selected by George Bott
‘Enchanting lakes, and stupendous mountains; verdant plains, tremendous rocks,waving woods, sweeping cataracts, natural castles, Roman camps,and the little hills, all at once conspire to raise the traveller’s admiration and surprise!
Here the Contemplating Philosopher will meet with his heart’s desire! The gay tourer with pleasures he never experienced before! The Valetudinarian may here meet with health and the Unfortunate with calm repose! In this quarter are found almost endless scenes of matchless beauty, majestic grandeur, and delight’
Peter Crosthwaite (1782)