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The 2019 walk results are now available, just go to the 'Results' tab above. And don't forget to get your copy of The Mail on the 16th May.

Thanks to everyone who made 2019's #InspiredWalks such a success. We hope you all enjoyed the day. Walkers should have recieved a survey, please let us know what you think went well, badly and needs improvement for next year.

The Walks' Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement have been updated for 2019. Please make sure you have read these before registering for 2019's K2B or C2B walk.

Watch out for more info on next year's walks which will be held on the 9th May 2020.

General FAQs

General Queries

Why all the plastic cups?

The Keswick to Barrow Walk does hand out plastic cups at our water checkpoints. However, we strongly urge our walkers to bring reusable drinks bottles to enable us to cut down on the number we use each year.

Can I bring my dog(s)?

Only assistance dogs are permitted on the Happy Buses and at the finish line at Hawcoat Park.

How do I find out about the route?

Try our route pages.

What on earth do I wear?

Suggested clothing and items to bring on the day can be found on our Approaching the Walk page.

 

 

Accessibility

Can wheelchair users join in?

The Keswick to Barrow Walk route is not suitable for wheelchairs. The Coniston to Barrow route is suitable and we would love to have more entrants; if you'd like to investigate the route before you sign up, you can find the details here.

Are there any age restrictions?

While there are no age restrictions on the Keswick to Barrow and Coniston to Barrow Walks, we do recommend that the Walks are unsuitable for unaccompanied children under 12 years old, due to the close proximity of motor vehicles on the public highways. All under 16's will need a Parental Consent form in place before they are allowed to participate.

 

 

Getting Prepared

What should I do to prepare for the walk?

There's loads of great information on the website about this topic. Try our Approaching the Walk page if you're looking for the logistics and we have a whole host of advice on Training and looking after your Wellbeing.

 

 

The Big Day

What happens on the day?

There loads of information about what happens on the day on this page, including how you can locate walkers on route and when to get to the start.

What help is there if I have problems on the day?

We have a whole army of volunteers out on the route so please let us know if you're having difficulties. Teams of First Aiders at generally at each checkpoint but they also pop up along the route at suitable locations.

If you do need to drop out, please call ICE (the number on your lanyard)and let us know that you are safe if you are unable to inform an official locally.

 

 

Emergencies

In Case of Emergency (ICE) phone 07523 838843

In case of emergency, if a threat to life is posed, a crime is in progress, or a serious accident has occurred, call 999, and then call ICE. The ICE number is printed on walker lanyards.

 

 

Sponsorship

How does a nominated charity claim Gift Aid?

All donations are made to the Keswick to Barrow Walk Committee. As such, it is the Keswick to Barrow Charity that claims the Gift Aid on donations made.

 

 

What's the most important thing to do on the walk?

Above all, enjoy the walk. Taking part in the K2B or C2B is a fantastic and memorable experience. You meet like-minded walkers and runners on the way. The atmosphere is unique and on finishing, as you enjoy those free beers, you will feel great, even if you cannot manage another step. And not forgetting the money you have raised through your sponsorships to help people more needy than yourself. Good luck!