18th September 2021
Update from K2B/C2B: 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. Hopefully the challenge will go ahead This will of course be subject to any guidelines at the time. Please pm Barrow Blind Society Organisers for more information.
K2B – Keswick to Barrow
Starting in Keswick, the route takes participants past the foot of Helvellyn, mountain in which King Arthur allegedly sleeps; through William Wordsworth’s Grasmere, Elterwater and The Langdales, to name but a few stunning sites; take in views of Coniston Old Man as the route passes Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin, and tackle the ascent up Kirkby Moor to the highest point of the route. Finally, head to the finish line by descending through Marton to the outskirts of Barrow-in-Furness.
The Coniston to Barrow Walk
The 21.1 mile Coniston to Barrow (C2B) Walk is also open to our younger walkers and those who would like a less rigorous route.
All walkers already registered for the 2020 walk will remain registered for 2021 and teams will remain as is. Registration will reopen in May to allow team coordinators to modify their teams and if spaces are available new walkers will be able to join.
The challenge suits walkers and runners alike. The fastest runners complete the 40.0 mile official race in just over four hours; the majority of walkers take between eight and 12 hours.
With eight official timing checkpoints along the way, as well as free drinks, food, first aid and support, you’ll be well looked after and receive a commemorative medal at the end!
You can sign up directly with the organisers by visiting their website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org / t. 01229 440556