K2B | C2B

Join the SAFA team with
Cumbria`s largest sponsored walk

Keswick to Barrow

26th September 2020
Official K2B start time
is between 0515 and 0630

Coniston to Barrow

26th September 2020
Official C2B start time
is between 0900 and 1100

Keswick and Coniston to Barrow 2020

Walkday is now confirmed as 26th September 2020

Keswick to 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.

The K2B route starts next to the car park at Legburthwaite Keswick, proceeds down the banks of Thirlmere at the foot of Helvellyn, winds up and over Dunmail Raise, and continues down through the villages of Grasmere and Elterwater. From there the route passes through The Langdales and Coniston village, before reaching the head of Coniston Water, where the quiet east bank of the lake is followed. There are fine views of Coniston Old Man as the route passes Brantwood, the former home of John Ruskin, and then continues through the village of Nibthwaite before arriving in Lowick. The most challenging section is the progressive ascent up Kirkby Moor to the highest point of the route. Then it descends through the village of Marton and on via Dalton-in-Furness to the finish at Hawcoat Park Sports Club on the outskirts of Barrow-in-Furness. There are eight official timing checkpoints, and a number of other locations where participants can obtain free drinks, food, first aid, and support.

SAFA Manager
Kath Threkheld

Coniston to Barrow

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, and following the same route as the K2B all the way down to the finish at Hawcoat Park Sports Club in Barrow.

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 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, so make sure that you submit your team quickly when team registration opens in January. There is a strict cut-off when the walk reaches capacity, and no additional teams or team members will be accepted after that point, except to replace dropouts.

SAFA Manager
Kath Threkheld

SAFA Teams

To participate and join our SAFA team this year please intinitially register yourself on the Keswick to Barrow website. Keswick to Barrow

After registration please email Cindy, our team co-ordinator with your allocated number.

Cindy will then add you to our teams of either K2B or C2B

Please you the contact form below if you require any further information and for emailing your details.

SAFA Manager
Kath Threkheld

Participants for SAFA