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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 (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 closed to traffic, from the A593 at its north end, to the B5285 at its south end. There is no parking at Coniston Sports Centre. A limited amount of free parking is available at:

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

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, walk to Checkpoint 3 at Coniston Sports & Social Centre, via Lake Road and Tilberthwaite Avenue.

Users of the car park do so at their own risk. The organisers will not accept responsibility for damage, accident or loss.

If you park elsewhere in the village, please park considerately. Support vehicle drivers are responsible for their own parking charges, and for payment of any fines incurred for non-payment. READ MORE

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.

When leaving the school parking area in your vehicle, please drive back to the A593, then turn left and proceed to the next support area at Lowick Bridge.

There are no official support areas or parking on the B5285 or at Monk Coniston. If you drive along the B5285, please beware of walkers crossing the road at the Monk Coniston junction. Support vehicles MUST NOT use the road to the east of the lake, between Monk Coniston and Lowick Bridge.

There is a Lake District National Park (LDNP) Authority pay and display car park at Monk Coniston, which is suitable for mini-buses. K2B marshals will be supervising walkers on the road next to the car park, but they are not authorised to manage the car park. Please park responsibly, and buy a parking ticket.