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On Saturday 8th May two teams battled it out for the Resolution Cup. The Barrow shipyard narrowly defended their winning streak against a team from the Royal Navy on a day that typified Lake District weather (wet, wet and more wet, then once you've gone home, sunshine). You can still show your support by clicking on the 'Donate' button at the top of the page.




2020/21 Walk Update

Following the news this week of the UK's roadmap out of lockdown, the K2B Committee would like to reaffirm that we plan to hold the postponed 2020 walk on the 18th September 2021. This will of course be subject to any guidelines at the time.

We plan to hold the Resolution Cup Challenge that was postponed in September 2020 prior to the full walk. This is currently planned to take place on the 8th May though may shift a little depending on Government guidelines as we reach May.

All walkers already registered for the 2020 walk will remain so and teams will remain as is. We'll be reviewing the current teams with coordinators after the Resolution Cup Challenge mid-year so if you're not already registered or are thinking that maybe after 18 months of practice it's time to upgrade to the full 40 miles, there's still plenty of opportunity.

Please see our updated FAQs for more infomation


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.


This page provides a brief overview of walk day arrangements for the Keswick to Barrow (K2B) Walk and Coniston to Barrow (C2B) Walk, particularly to assist friends and family of walkers. If you are participating in the event as a walker or as a formal team supporter, it is essential that you familiarise yourself with some of the more detailed information contained elsewhere on the K2B website. In particular, walkers should refer to ROUTE DESCRIPTION and EVENT INSTRUCTIONS. Team supporters should refer to SUPPORT DOCUMENTS, where you can download a detailed Team Support Handbook, Support Vehicle Number template, and a Team Support Arrangements Form.

How and when to arrive at the start

The easiest way is to catch a "Happy Bus" according to our published schedule, but you must book this in advance. If you're making your own way to the start, make sure you allow plenty of time as the traffic at the start can be quite heavy. Walk start times are as follows:

  • 0510 - K2B Runners ( Note :- there is a special K2B Runners bus From Walney, collecting in Barrow, Dalton, Ulverston, Haverthwaite -  see the Happy Bus page for details)
  • 0515 - 0630 for K2B walkers.
  • 0900 - 1100 for C2B walkers

There is strictly no parking at the K2B start. It is essential that vehicle drivers follow the instructions of marshals to drop off walkers efficiently and keep traffic in the area flowing smoothly.

The C2B start is at Coniston Sports & Social Centre. Shepherds Bridge Lane will be completely closed to road traffic. There is strictly no parking in the lane or at the social centre.

Coniston Sports and Social Centre, Shepherds Bridge Lane, Coniston, LA21 8AL.

In Case of Emergency (ICE) phone 0777 888 4020

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. Please also call ICE if you are dropping out of the walk and are unable to inform an official locally, so that walker records can be updated and assistance can be co-ordinated if required. The ICE number is printed on walker lanyards.

Meeting walkers at Checkpoints

At most checkpoints there are parking facilities for support vehicles. Supporters can check on the progress of individual walkers and teams by asking the checkpoint operator to look up this information. It is very helpful if you know the walker's team name and team number. There is no access for support vehicles to Checkpoint 2 at Elterwater, Checkpoint 4 at Water Park, and Checkpoint 6 at Rake Cross Roads.  These restrictions are to protect the safety of walkers on particularly narrow or awkward sections of the route, and will be enforced by police and marshals. For full details of support vehicle routes, checkpoint locations, etc, please download and print the Support Vehicle Instructions document from the K2B website, see SUPPORT DOCUMENTS.


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

The finish

Hawcoat Park Sports and Social Club, Hawcoat Lane, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4HF.

Finish times vary enormously, depending on many factors, such as the fitness and experience of the participant. The fastest runners complete in about 4.5 hours. The slowest walkers complete in about 16 hours. The vast majority of walkers on both the K2B and C2B complete between mid-afternoon and early-evening.