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The 2019 Charity Awards and Trophies winners are now all uploaded to the site. We gave away an amazing £379,666 this year. Well done ot everyone who contributed whether walking, volunteering or sponsoring.

The 2020 K2B walk route has been confirmed. It will start at Legburthwaite, and proceeds down the west of Thirlmere. It joins up with the 2018/19 route just north of Dunmail raise. The remainder of the route is unchanged. Total length of the new route is 39.4 miles.

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.

Coniston (CP3)

Coniston Sports and Social Centre

  • Miles to go: 21.07

This checkpoint is at the Coniston Sports and Social Centre in Shepherds Bridge Lane. Support vehicle parking is available nearby for K2B teams only.

  • Support vehicle parking - at John Ruskin School
  • Drinks – at the Checkpoint
  • Toilets – at the Checkpoint
  • First Aid – at the Checkpoint

This is the last point where your support crews can meet you before Lowick. (Support vehicles must travel via Torver to Lowick).

The walk route leaves the social centre via a privately owned field, which 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 Checkpoint 3 as normal, 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.

Coniston Sports and Social Centre is our central control point, so please visit us here if you need information about the progress of walkers, to report incidents, etc. The dedicated phone number for the C2B Walk team is 07484 200700.

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.

Designated official event vehicles will assist walkers if necessary between Monk Coniston and Lowick.

INTERESTING FACT: Using the proceeds from her book sales, Beatrix Potter acquired nearly 7,000 acres of land in the Lake District, including the Monk Coniston Estate, all of which she transferred or bequeathed to the National Trust.