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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.

Dunmail Raise (Support)

Dunmail Raise northbound carriageway

  • Miles to go: 33.08

Dunmail Raise on the A591 is well known as an area that was badly affected by the December 2015 floods. It lies between the southern end of Thirlmere, and Grasmere village. The K2B walk route follows the cycleway from Steel End at the south end of Thirlmere, to the dual carriageway at Dunmail Raise.

  • Support vehicle parking - at the roadside on Dunmail Raise
  • Toilets - at Townhead Farm (1.4 miles south of Dunmail Raise)

This is where you have your first opportunity to meet your support vehicles. From here continue south along the A591 down Dunmail Raise, turning right at the first opportunity. Continue via Gill Foot and Goody Bridge to the quaint village of Grasmere. Turn right into the village square (Toilets) where marshals will guide you to the village car park.

INTERESTING FACT: A cairn at Dunmail Raise marks the spot of a great battle between the Norse king, Dunmail of Cumbria, and the Anglo-Saxon king, Edmund of Northumbria, in 945AD. Edmund's victory meant that the north-western area of Cumbria passed over to the Scots. The cairn also marks the boundary between the old counties of Cumberland and Westmorland.