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The 2019 Charity Awards and Trophies winners are now all uploaded to the site. We gave away an amazing £379,666 this year. Well done ot everyone who contributed whether walking, volunteering or sponsoring.

The 2020 K2B walk route has been confirmed. It will start at Legburthwaite, and proceeds down the west of Thirlmere. It joins up with the 2018/19 route just north of Dunmail raise. The remainder of the route is unchanged. Total length of the new route is 39.4 miles.

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.