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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.

Happy buses

Happy Buses to Keswick & Coniston

We charge an entry processing fee for every walk participant which must be paid on-line via your dashboard. If you opt to take it this includes a free Happy Bus seat from the Barrow and South Cumbria area to the start of the K2B or C2B Walk . You can also review and update your pick-up point from your dashboard (www.keswick2barrow.co.uk/dashboard)

Buses start from various points, picking up at locations along the route as listed below. Please be aware that all buses do not stop at each location (most only pickup at 2 / 3 locations). You must get on the bus at the location specified on your bus ticket.

Please Note:- We do NOT provide a return, post walk,  Bus Service so please plan on how you will get back to where you are staying

Bus Tickets

Apart from the K2B Runners Bus, all Bus tickets are a Personalised e-Bus Ticket which will be emailed to the email address you are registered with on the Thursday Evening before the walk.

K2B Runners Bus

We will be offering a K2B Runners Bus in 2020 for Runners with sub 9 hour K2B completion times 

Starting from Taxi office - Walney Prom and collecting only at Magistrates Court, Barrow, East Mount Petrol Station - Barrow, Wellington Inn - Dalton, County Square - Ulverston and Haverthwaite Bus Stop (subject to Demand).  Tickets  (with confirmed pickup time ) for the KB Runners Bus need to be collected from the Friday Registration Session at Hawcoat Park.

Pickup locations

The Provisional  2020 Pickup times for walkers are shown below.

Please do not be late - The bus will not wait and if there is a spare seat take it - Don't assume another bus will come.

Location K2B Walkers C2B Walkers Map
The Ferry, Promenade, Walney 04:00 08:30  
Travel Lodge, Walney Road, Barrow 04:00 08:25  
Askam Railway Station 03:55 08:30  
Ramsden Square, Abbey Road, Barrow 04:00 08:30  
White House (Furness Park), Abbey Road, Barrow 04:00 08:30  
The Strawberry, Abbey Road, Barrow 04:00 08:30  
Dowdales School, Dalton 03:55 08:25  
Tudor Square, Dalton 04:00 08:30  
Cross-a-Moor, Pennington 04:00 (Subject to Demand) 08:30 (Subject to Demand)  
Tank Square, Ulverston 04:00 08:30  
Market Square, Millom 04:00 08:20  
Premier Inn, Barrow 04:00 08:25  
Anchor Bus Stop, Lindal-in-Furness 04:00 08:30  
Greenodd bus stop 04:09 (Subject to Demand) 08:38 (Subject to Demand) K2B Map     C2B Map
Haverthwaite bus stop 04:12 (Subject to Demand) 08:03 (Subject to Demand)  
Backbarrow bus stop 04:15 (Subject to Demand) 08:00 (Subject to Demand)  
Newby Bridge bus stop 04:18 08:40  
High Cross Inn, Broughton 04:10 08:30  
Ulpha junction, Duddon Bridge Dependent on Demand Dependent on Demand  
Royal Oak, Lindale 03:50 08:30 Map
Brettargh Holt bus stop 04:00 08:30 K2B Map     C2B Map
St John's Hospice, Slyne, Lancaster 04:00 08:00  
Carnforth - Carnforth High School 04:10 08:10 Map
Kendal Bus Station 04:10 08:20 Map
K2B Only - Windermere ( Bus Stop outside Mountain Goat Office) 04:25 NO BUS  
K2B Only  - Ambleside ( White Platt Recreation Grounds ) 04:38 NO BUS  
K2B Only - Grasmere ( Bus Stop opposite White Swan) 04:49 NO BUS  
K2B Only  - Keswick Bus Station 05:10 NO BUS  

There is a strict NO DOGS rule on the Happy Buses, except for assistance dogs. The bus operators will enforce this rule.

Public Transport

For public transport options, we recommend the Traveline website, or phone 0871 200 22 33, 7.00am - 9.00pm (7.00am to 8.00pm in Cumbria) every day of the week (calls cost 10p per minute plus any charges your network provider makes). Also try the following numbers: Traveline Cumbria Helpline: 01946 598201 Apollo 8 Travel: 01539 824086