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2020/21 Walk Update

Following the news this week of the UK's roadmap out of lockdown, the K2B Committee would like to reaffirm that we plan to hold the postponed 2020 walk on the 18th September 2021. This will of course be subject to any guidelines at the time.

We plan to hold the Resolution Cup Challenge that was postponed in September 2020 prior to the full walk. This is currently planned to take place on the 8th May though may shift a little depending on Government guidelines as we reach May.

All walkers already registered for the 2020 walk will remain so and teams will remain as is. We'll be reviewing the current teams with coordinators after the Resolution Cup Challenge mid-year so if you're not already registered or are thinking that maybe after 18 months of practice it's time to upgrade to the full 40 miles, there's still plenty of opportunity.

Please see our updated FAQs for more infomation

 

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.