"And it's weary by the Ullswater
"And the misty break-fern way;
"Till through the crutch of the Kirkstane Pass
"The winding water lay -"
-SM Stirling, The Sunrise Lands (New York, 2008), Chapter Seventeen, p. 398.
Stirling quotes from here.
From Lancaster, a day trip by car takes us along the side of Lake Ullswater and over Kirkstone Pass to Windermere.