The Greendale Horseshoe
Q. Have downloaded walk route map c328 The Greendale Horseshoe but having difficulty finding the paths on OS (OL6) map. Are the paths around the walk easy to locate and follow as I don't use a GPS when walking. Thanks
Mike O'Gara, Oldham
A. The Greendale Horseshoe starts in Greendale Farm just to the east of Wast Water and takes in the summits of Buckbarrow (Wainwright), Seatallan (English Mountain, Nuttall & Wainwright) and Middle Fell (Wasdale) (Wainwright). This 6 mile (9.5km) Grade 5 walk involves 763m (2504ft) of ascent and should take a reasonable fit and competent walker less than 5 hours.
For the most part it uses clear and and easy to follow paths though there is a section on Seatallan that would require map and compass skills in thick weather.
go4awalk walk route map c328 The Greendale Horseshoe includes full route details.
Like all walks in the UK, you do not need a GPS device though having one with you can prove to be a handy navigational aid.