Coniston Sports and Social Centre
- Miles to go: 21.07
The Coniston to Barrow Walk (C2B) starts on the edge of Coniston village at Coniston Sports and Social Centre in Shepherds Bridge Lane.
Participants should be dropped off from coaches and support vehicles at John Ruskin Secondary School, Lake Road, LA21 8EW, and should walk from there to the C2B start.
- Toilets - at the walker assembly area
- Food & drink - FOR PURCHASE at the social centre
The C2B walk starts in the car park next to the social centre building. There is a large number of people to be accommodated, so it is essential that you pay close attention to instructions from marshals, and listen carefully to information provided via the event Public Address (PA) system. Do not cross barriers that are intended to segregate areas of the car park and the start queue area.
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.
At the start of the C2B walk, walkers cross a small field and exit via a farm gate onto the public footpath alongside the B5285. The field may be in use for lambing. Please walk through it responsibly, staying within the marked area close to the field boundary, and avoid upsetting the sheep. DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED through the field. If you have a dog, please register at the C2B start checkpoint, and then take a short detour to the bottom of Shepherds Bridge Lane, turn left at the junction and walk over the stone bridge, taking care to avoid traffic on the road. Rejoin the main walk route on the footpath on the left of the road beyond the small cluster of houses.
The walk proceeds eastwards along the footpath, across the top end of Coniston Water, and then down the east side of the lake.