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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.

Machells Coppice (K2B food)

Machells Coppice car park

  • Miles to go: 18.29

An excellent place to rest, take in the scenery and have some lunch. Food and drinks are provided for the K2B walkers, and drinks only for the C2B walkers. Note that food is provided for C2B walkers at Lowick Church (checkpoint 5).

  • Toilets - at Machells Coppice
  • Drinks - at Machells Coppice
  • Food - at Machells Coppice for K2B only
  • First Aid - at Machells Coppice
  • No support vehicles

INTERESTING FACT: Just before Machells Coppice, you will pass Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin, the famous Victorian artist, poet, critic, geologist, conservationist, and social philanthropist (1872 to 1900). As you continue along the lake, you will pass by Piel Island where the film Swallows and Amazons was set, and also the location of Donald Campbell's fatally missed last fuelling point before commencing his final 300 mph run up the lake.