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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.

Grasmere (CP1)

Red Bank Road car park

  • Miles to go: 29.92

The first official timing checkpoint is a Grasmere. Remember to tap your tag on the reader.

  • Toilets – village square (before the Checkpoint)
  • Drinks provided – at Checkpoint
  • First Aid – at Checkpoint
  • Support vehicle parking - Stock Lane car park (pay & display)

Support vehicle drivers are responsible for their own parking charges, and for payment of any fines incurred for non-payment. READ MORE

From Grasmere continue in the direction of Elterwater where you will come across the notorious Red Bank, this is a rather steep hill so take it easy. From the top of Red Bank continue to follow route signs which direct you down the wiggly road to Elterwater Common (enjoy the view) and on to Elterwater village.

INTERESTING FACT: Grasmere village is a classic tourist attraction. Here is Dove Cottage, the home of the English poet William Wordsworth. Sir Walter Scott often visited the Wordsworths, and is also known to have frequented The Swan Hotel, where he partook of a few drams. Grasmere is now the home of Sarah Nelson’s world-famous Grasmere Gingerbread shop, which is tucked away at the corner of the churchyard of St. Oswald’s Church.