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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.

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. A limited amount of free parking is available at:

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

Please approach Coniston via the A593 from the north or south. 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. From there, walk to Coniston Sports & Social Centre, via Lake Road and Tilberthwaite Avenue. When leaving, support vehicles should exit the car park 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.

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.

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. There is a Lake District National Park (LDNP) Authority pay and display car park at Monk Coniston. K2B marshals will be supervising walkers on the road, but they have no responsibility for the car park.

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.