I don’t have a favourite ’round’ as such, basically because I still need to walk them all in all weather conditions, but the Deepdale Round certainly warrants to be in my top five at this point of my exploration of the Lakeland fells. Some parts of this route will not be fun in wet conditions, especially the long ridge of Hartsop above How and some of the rock sections, so a good dry day is highly recommended.

You may have noticed that I’ve described this circular walk as a ’round’ and not a ‘horseshoe’, well, I’ve never fully understood the term ‘horseshoe’ in association with a walking route; it obviously describes a general shape of mountain tops, but generally a walk consists of much more, including the approach and finishing where you started; hence the term ’round’.

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