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2020/21 Walk Update

With 2020 drawing to a close and New Year's resolutions around the corner, the K2B Committee wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays and advise of our plans for the next year.

The Committee plan to keep in close contact with local Councils and Cumbria Police to understand how things are changing and what we can achieve in terms of an event. We plan to make a firmer announcement in March for the year but would like to share the provisional stance.

While news of the vaccine being distributed is excellent news, we do not believe we will be able to hold a full event in May.

The 2020 postponed K2B and C2B walks are pencilled in for 18th September 2021. This will of course be subject to the guidelines at the time but we are hopeful that by this point the situation will be such that the walk can go ahead.

We plan to hold the Resolution Cup Challenge that was postponed in September 2020 prior to the full walk in September 2021 if circumstances allow.

All walkers already registered for the 2020 walk will remain so and teams will remain as is. We look to reopen registration in May which will allow team coordinators to modify their teams and if spaces are available new walkers to join.

 

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.

C2B Start (Walkers)

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 who arrive in support vehicles should be dropped off at John Ruskin Secondary School, Lake Road, LA21 8EW, and should walk from there to the C2B start. Participants arriving on an official Happy Bus will be dropped off in Shepherds Bridge Lane.

Please let us know if your arrival is going to be significantly delayed, or if you need other advice about starting. The dedicated phone number for the C2B Walk team is 07484 200700.

  • 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.