C2B Start (Vehicles)

  • OS Grid Ref: SD 302 973
  • Nearest postcode: LA21 8EW
  • Follow blue arrows when arriving, brown arrows when leaving.

Shepherds Bridge Lane will be completely closed to all traffic except for authorised coaches, event organisers, blue badge holders, and emergency services. The walker drop-off point is at:

John Ruskin Secondary School, Lake Road, Coniston, LA21 8EW.

If you are driving to Coniston, please approach the village via the A593 from the north or south, depending on where you are coming from. Turn off the A593 onto Lake Road. John Ruskin School is a short way down the road and on your right. Enter the car park via the second gate, and follow instructions from marshals. From there, C2B participants should walk to Coniston Sports Club, via Lake Road and Tilberthwaite Avenue. Marshals will guide walkers along the short route. After dropping off walkers, support vehicles should leave the school and return to the A593, then turn left and follow the road towards Torver, and the next support car park at Lowick Bridge.

Limited car parking is available at Coniston Sports Club for disabled blue badge holders only. Enter Shepherds Bridge Lane via the A5285, and drive slowly northwards to the  club entrance. Note that the lane is legally closed to all traffic, except for traffic permitted by the event organisars. You MUST drive carefully, and follow instructions from marshals. Park in the sports club car park where directed by marshals. Inform the marshals before attempting to leave the sports club, and await permission to leave. Exit the car park carefully, turn right into Shepherds Bridge Lane, and drive slowly northwards to the A593. Turn left and follow the A593 towards Torver, and the next support car park at Lowick Bridge.

There are no official support or parking areas on the B5285 or at Monk Coniston. Do not drive along or park on the B5285, or on Tilberthwaite Avenue at the junction with Shepherds Bridge Lane, as this is a bus route and parking on the road can cause congestion and safety issues. Support vehicles MUST NOT use the road to the east of the lake, between Monk Coniston and Lowick Bridge.

The Coniston Sports Club Committee will be selling teas, coffees, bacon buns, etc, to raise funds for the club. Please support them. Do NOT set up your own cooking and brewing facilities in the sports club grounds.