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The postponed 2020 Keswick and Coniston walks will be taking place on the 18th September 2021.

Event Registration has now re-opened for co-ordinators to add new teams and additional walkers to teams. Individual walkers can pay their non transferrable registration fee (fees paid in 2020 will roll over) -  Note :- Coordinators can remove walkers or swap walkers up to your current registered team size. If you are currently in a team but your coordinator can no longer administer the team, please contact us at registration@keswick2barrow.co.uk Please see our updated FAQs for more infomation

Revised timings for September 2021. As daylight hours will be shorter than in May, we'll be making some changes to timings to reduce the risk of walking on dark roads. As such, the Kewick walk will be starting at 06:00 with the Coniston walk starting at 07:00 and the following cut-off times will be in place: Coniston 13:00, Lowick 16:00, Rakes 18:00, Marton 19:00, Dalton 20:00

The Walk Day In Case of Emergency (ICE) phone number has changed. It is now 0777 888 4020. The new number will be printed on lanyards and route cards.

2021 Route description

Last updated on 23rd June 2021.

We have been advised that our preferred K2B walk route, starting at Legburthwaite and proceeding down the west of Thirlmere, will be open for the 2021 walk. The remainder of the K2B route is unchanged from previous years, with the exception of a diversion via Tilberthwaite to avoid Hodge Close, due to a clash with another event on the same day in September 2021. For this reason, the distances to the finish for locations north of Coniston are slightly different from what is indicated in the following pages. There are no changes affecting the C2B route.

The Team Support Handbook contains information which should help you to understand the key safety aspects of the walk. Much of the walk takes place on public roads which are open to traffic, so participants must be sensible and obey the Highway Code. Please be considerate to residents and local businesses. Respect the countryside, and dispose of litter responsibly in the sacks and bins provided. Instructions relating to support vehicles have been prepared with the help of Cumbria Constabulary. Some sections of the route are closed to all vehicles, except for emergency services and official vehicles driven by the event organisers. Support vehicle drivers must not attempt to enter these sections of the route, and must obey "No entry" signs and "No support vehicles" signs. Support vehicles are not permitted at any of the following locations:

  • A591 north of Dunmail Raise
  • Elterwater village
  • Little Langdale
  • Tilberthwaite
  • Hodge Close
  • Shepherds Bridge Lane in Coniston village
  • Coniston Sports & Social Centre
  • The road east of Coniston Water
  • Kirkby Moor (west of Lowick)
  • Marton village
  • Broughton Road between the Black Dog Inn and the northern outskirts of Dalton
  • Hawcoat Park Sports Club

The walk has a low accident record, and with your support, we aim to keep it that way. The support vehicle routes are aimed at minimising congestion on the walk route, some parts of which are very narrow and potentially hazardous. Please follow instructions from the walk marshals, who will be in attendance on motorbikes and on foot. Marshals are instructed to note the registration numbers of any vehicles that cause a nuisance, to be dealt with appropriately by the authorities.

The aerial views and maps are courtesy of Google Earth and Google Maps. You can view the whole route on the Google Maps website: 2021 Walk Route.

Download the route as a KML file: KML File.

Your dog may accompany you on the walk if you consider that it is fit to do so. The organisers do not provide veterinary or other support services for dogs. Dogs (except guide dogs) are NOT permitted on Happy Buses, in the field immediately to the south of Coniston Sports Club, or at Hawcoat Park Sports Club.

Make sure that you pay to park in any car parks where charges apply, even if you're only there for a short time.

In an emergency phone 999 and then 0777 888 4020

In an emergency when violence or a threat to life is posed, a crime is in progress, or a serious accident has occurred, always dial 999. Please then call the event incident support (ICE) number as soon as possible on 0777 888 4020.