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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.

Elterwater (CP2)

Britannia Inn

  • Miles to go: 27.24

Over a third of the walk distance is complete at this point. The checkpoint is positioned outside the Britannia Inn.

  • Toilets – at Checkpoint
  • Drinks – at Checkpoint
  • First Aid – at Checkpoint
  • No support vehicles

Leave Elterwater heading southwards, towards Colwith. Then you'll follow the longest off-road section of the K2B route, via Stang End and Hodge Close, down to Yewdale.

  • First Aid - Hodge Close
  • Drinks - Hodge Close
  • No support vehicles

Elterwater, Little Langdale, Tilberthwaite, and Hodge Close are closed to support vehicles, and this will be enforced by police.

Continue to the edge of Coniston village, where you'll leave the track and head down towards Shepherds Bridge Lane and Checkpoint 3.

INTERESTING FACT: Elterwater village lies in the jaws of the Great Langdale valley. From the 1750's, the local green slate was in high demand. To service the quarries, a great deal of gunpowder was needed. For this reason, many juniper trees were planted in the area. Juniper wood makes excellent charcoal, a major base-ingredient of gunpowder.