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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.

Dalton (CP8)

Broughton Road

  • Miles to go: 2.99

The ancient capital of Furness makes for the last – and much appreciated stop. The checkpoint is opposite the old fire station (now houses) in a grassy space on the edge of the town. There is limited car parking in this area.

  • Drinks – at Checkpoint
  • First Aid – at Checkpoint
  • Toilets – 200m past the Checkpoint at Tudor Square

Walkers who reach Dalton after 8:30pm will be stopped at this point, for their own protection, and to safeguard the volunteer marshals further down the route. This is non-negotiable. Transport will be provided to the finish.

Proceed through Dalton, turning right at Tudor Square, and then turning left at the White Horse Inn junction. Keep to the left-hand pavement as you walk down the hill, and continue on the left-hand pavement all the way to the Abbey House Hotel, until directed by police and/or marshals to cross Abbey Road. The last mile can be the toughest of them all. No stopping now though.

  • Drinks - Brown Cow
  • Toilets - Brown Cow
  • Drinks - Stone Trough, Abbey Road

INTERESTING FACT: One of Dalton's most famous sons was George Romney, who was a talented 18th century high-society portrait painter. He was also a keen scientist, and spent much time practising the art of alchemy (aiming to turn cheap base metals into valuable metals such as gold) with his friend Williamson, a Dalton watchmaker. However, this pursuit came to an abrupt halt when they accidentally blew up their furnace.