English Lake District
The Coniston to Barrow (C2B) walk takes place on the same day of the year as the Keswick to Barrow (K2B) Walk. The C2B is approximately 21 miles long, starting at Coniston Sports & Social Centre. The C2B shares the same route as the K2B all the way down to the finish at Hawcoat Park Sports Club in Barrow.
The Keswick to Barrow (K2B) walk is a sponsored walking and running event in the English Lake District. Teams of between 4 and 12 members test themselves on a challenging route, to raise money for charities and good causes.
Minimum Age for Participants
There is no minimum age limit for taking part in the walk, but we generally advise that the route is unsuitable for unaccompanied children under 12 years old, due to the close proximity of motor vehicles on the public highways.
Joining a C2B or K2B Team
The K2B and C2B are fundamentally team walks, and participants should try to join a team. All members of a team can walk either the K2B or the C2B, ie one team cannot have members doing both walks. The C2B is extremely popular, and places are allocated to teams on a first-come first-served basis. There is a strict cut-off when the walk reaches capacity, and no additional teams will be accepted after that point.
Final Registration and Getting to the Start
Happy Bus tickets will be emailed before the walk to everyone in an accepted team who has registered for a bus seat. C2B team co-ordinators should confirm their team registration details at Hawcoat Park Sports Club in Barrow on the Friday afternoon immediately before the walk, where they will be given timing tags, and route maps for team members. An alternative C2B registration process is available at Coniston on walk day if the team coordinator is unable to register in Barrow on Friday.
Walkers may start any time between 0830 and 1000. Your start time will be the time when you actually cross the start line. The C2B is not a race, and there is no advantage in starting first. There should be plenty of time for everyone to finish. For your safety and for your enjoyment of the walk, we will start walkers slowly, in a careful and controlled manner. Please be patient while you're waiting, make some new friends, and enjoy the occasion!
To sign up
Registration isn’t open right now, but will open in January 2019. This doesn’t stop you getting your team together and starting your training. If you need any support please email us and we will be very happy to help. You can also click here for more information at K2B offical website.