THE timings for the Keswick and Coniston to Barrow walks are important for anyone taking part.

With walkers using country lanes the K2B committee has had to put cut-off times in to avoid putting participants in danger.

“We had to input stringent cut-off points for reasons of health and safety,” committee member John McIntosh said.

This year the walk will start from the Swirls, Keswick, between 5:15am and 6:15am.

If you are starting at Coniston you will be able to start your trek between 9:15am and 10:30am. There is no official C2B running event but genuine runners will be allowed to start at the front of the C2B group.

The first cut off point will be Grasmere where you will be required to swipe your electronic tag.

The Westmorland Gazette:

You do not have to keep with your team, as each participant is independent after the start. If you find that you have had enough, try to reach the nearest or next checkpoint, where you will be signed off.

At every checkpoint there will be liquid refreshment in the form of a citric cordial drink or water.

The roadside café will be established at Coniston village, where hot food and sandwiches are provided free of charge to all K2B walkers.

Hot food and sandwiches are provided free to C2B walkers at Lowick Church.

Walkers are allowed every reasonable opportunity to complete the distance.

The Chief Marshal will monitor the progress of stragglers towards evening and will use discretion based on the walker’s physical condition to determine whether transport should be provided to the finish.

The Westmorland Gazette:

Walkers who reach any of the following locations after the designated times will be stopped at that point, for their own protection, and to safeguard the volunteer marshals further down the route. This is non-negotiable. Transport will be provided to the finish.

Coniston Sports Club: 1:00pm, Red Lion Lowick Information Point: 4:00pm, Rake Cross Roads Checkpoint: 6:00pm, Marton Checkpoint: 7:00pm Dalton Checkpoint: 8:00pm.

The finish is situated in the grounds of Hawcoat Park Sports Club, where there are extensive playing fields and a clubhouse containing a licensed bar. Anyone entering the club’s grounds must respect the club’s rules and obey the UK licensing laws. In particular, walk participants and supporters must not bring alcohol onto the site without prior permission from the club’s management.