11 May 2019

Run or walk one of the UK’s most stunning trails through The Lake District: Keswick to Barrow (K2B), or take the children along for a mini adventure, from Coniston to Barrow.

Explore the world of the Romantic poets and philosophers, beautiful nature and ancient farming practices, all with the backdrop of England’s most rugged and mountainous landscape. Gather your friends, family or colleagues to create a team of between 4 and 12 members and test yourselves on a 40-mile journey through the Lakes for Ataxia UK!

The route

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.

Younger walkers - 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.

Further details

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!

Fundraising for Ataxia UK

Sign up now with the early-bird registration fee, and only pay £10 to participate! This will increase to £20 in February, so don’t miss out. This early bird price will reserve a bus ticket for participants coming from South Cumbria, Lancaster or Barrow, helping them to reach the starting line nice and early.

Together with our t-shirt and fundraising pack, all participants who complete the challenge will receive a certificate and commemorative medal from the organisers!

You can sign up directly with the organisers by visiting their website or contact us on [email protected] if you have any questions.