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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.

Videos

K2B 2017 ~ From a walker's perspective

A montage of the whole K2B route. Filmed by Matt Dodd.

K2B 2016 ~ A great community and social event

Filmed by Matt Fleming, Elliot Govier and Adam Weatherill. Edited by Matt Fleming. Drumming by the Deatbeats.

The K2B/C2B owes its success to the participants, volunteers, first aiders, and supporters, who turn out every year to enjoy the day and help raise as much money as possible for charities and good causes.

K2B 2010 ~ The story of Lou Powell

A film by Jo Hutton. Additional editing by Phil Powell.

The Keswick to Barrow Walk is an annual 40 mile challenge through the heart of the Lake District. Over 2,000 people took part in 2010. One of those participants was Lou Powell. This is his story.

K2B 2008 ~ Some very old footage

Some fascinating old footage of the very first walks in the 60's. Can you recognise anyone from 2008?