The principal centres in the Lake District are Keswick (Derwentwater), Ambleside, Bo*ness, Windermere and Lakeside (Windermere), Coniston and Boot (Eskdale), all of which, except Ambleside and Bowness (which nearly joins Windermere) are accessible by rail.
From London on the Windermere branch of the London & North-Western railway.
Rises an abrupt limestone eminence, Scout Scar, which commands an extensive view towards Windermere and the southern mountains of the Lake District.
For the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographic. Ranke married, at Windermere, in 1843, Miss Clara Graves, daughter of an Irish barrister.
Within this circle, besides the largest lake, Windermere, is the highest point in England, Scafell Pike; yet Windermere is but 102 m.