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Liz Beavis walks the Keswick2Barrow for Kendal Mountain Rescue

Posted Monday, 08 April 2013, 9.44am

Liz training for the Keswick2Barrow
Caption: Liz training for the Keswick2Barrow

On the 11th May 2013 Liz is going to be walking over 40 miles from Keswick to Barrow as part of Team Jaffa Cakes and Jelly Babies. 

The Keswick to Barrow (K2B) Walk is a 40 mile sponsored walking and running event in the English Lake District. Teams of between 6 and 12 members test themselves on a challenging route, to raise money for charities and good causes.

The K2B route starts at Rough How Bridge, three miles south of Keswick, proceeds down the peaceful 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 Yew Tree Tarn 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, then continues through the tranquil 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.

Liz is using the event to raise money for Kendal Mountain Rescue team, an organisation close to our hearts here at FMB!

Liz said, "If anyone would like to sponsor me I would be really grateful. I know it is asking a lot but it is a daunting task to travel over 40 miles on foot and all encouragement would be greatly appreciated and it is a great cause."

Click here to sponsor Liz, just enter Beavis and you will find her!

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