A Tribute to the Round

The pages in this part of the site reproduce text from A Tribute to the Round, a short book on the route of the Bob Graham Round. The book was written during the Covid-19 lockdown to raise funds for Keswick Mountain Rescue Team. 


While much excellent and absorbing material has been written about the people of the round and its records, I have long had a fascination in the route, in particular its history and the different ways of travelling between the fells. The combination of Covid and two small children meant the keyboard has been easier to reach than the fells, hence a little book.

The book has been recently updated to account for Kim Collison's new Lake District 24-Hour Fell Record and Beth Pascall's record for the fastest women's Bob Graham Round.

A preview copy of the book is available here in pdf form.

If you would like to support KMRT and receive a full, professionally printed copy of the book, you have can either:

1. Pick up a copy at The Round in Keswick, Bookends in Keswick, Fred's bookshop in Ambleside or Sam Read in Grasmere; or

2. Send £10 here (£7 donation [or more, or whatever you can afford] and £3 postage and packing). I will then happily post you a copy (UK only)

(If for any reason Paypal does not allow you to specify a delivery address, just email it to me on peterwmcdonald <@> gmail.com)

Thank you and happy reading. Any comments, questions or reflections are very gratefully received.