Morecambe Bay Walks 2015

Directory of Morecambe Bay Walks - May to September 2015:

(Last updated March 26th 2015)

bay search and rescue2.jpgThere are around 30 walks across the stunning Morecambe Bay scheduled for 2015. Most cross the sands between Arnside and Kents Bank and are led by Cedric Robinson MBE, the Queen's Official Guide. In 1963 Cedric was appointed the 25th guide and for 52 years has escorted many thousands of charity fundraisers safely across the dangerous sands of the bay. Until 2013 Morecambe Bay walks were also led by Alan Sledmore from Hestbank or Silverdale to Grange-over-Sands or Flookburgh. However these have now been discontinued.

This page details this season's Morecambe Bay walks, although many have yet to be announced. Note that on some days several charity walks are combined, with participants forming one large group which is safely led across the sands by Cedric Robinson. Registration for the guided walks should be through the relevant charity and not Cedric.

Nb. Please Pre-Book Walks As Participation Cannot Otherwise Be Assured

Cross Bay Walk for Bleasdale Special School, Silverdale

Sunday 10th May 2015
Cross Bay Walk for Bleasdale Special School, Silverdale

▶ From Ash Meadow, Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 9:45am
Take part in the famous Cross Bay Walk to help raise funds for Bleasdale School based in Silverdale
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Meningitis Now Morecambe Bay Walk

Saturday 30th May 2015
Meningitis Now Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands
Join Meningitis Now on a wonderful 3 – 4 hour walk across the golden sands of Morecambe Bay
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Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity Cross Bay Walk

Saturday 30th May 2015
Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity Cross Bay Walk

▶ From Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 3:30pm
Raise funds for the Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity in their annual Cross Bay fundraising walk
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Friends of the Lake District Morecambe Bay Walk

Saturday 13th June 2015
Friends of the Lake District Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 3:00pm
Join Queen's Guide Cedric Robinson for this stunning and ever popular eight mile walk across the bay
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Growing Well Cross Bay Walk with Cedric Robinson

Sunday 28th June 2015
Growing Well Cross Bay Walk with Cedric Robinson

▶ From Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands
An afternoon walk across Morecambe Bay from Arnside to Kents Bank in aid of the mental health charity
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CancerCare Cross Bay Challenge

Sunday 28th June 2015
CancerCare Cross Bay Challenge

▶ Moor Lane, Flookburgh, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 2:00pm
The tenth Bay challenge offers a choice of a half-marathon race or family-friendly seven mile walk
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Ribchester Roman Museum & Operation Florian Bay Walk

Sunday 28th June 2015
Ribchester Roman Museum & Operation Florian Bay Walk

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 3:00pm
Organised to celebrate and raise funds for the work of Ribchester Roman Museum
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Cross Bay Walk In Aid of RNLI

Saturday 11th July 2015
Cross Bay Walk In Aid of RNLI

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 1:00pm
The RNLI bay walk is under the expert eye of Cedric Robinson and raises money to save lives at sea
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Bendrigg Trust Cross Bay Walk 2015

Sunday 12th July 2015
Bendrigg Trust Cross Bay Walk 2015

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 2.45pm
Help the Bendrigg Trust in supporting disabled and disadvantaged people by walking the bay
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RSPCA Westmorland Branch Sponsored Cross Bay Walk

Sunday 12th July 2015
RSPCA Westmorland Branch Sponsored Cross Bay Walk

▶ From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 2:45pm
Help raise vital funds for the RSPCA Westmorland Branch with their bay walk led by Cedric Robinson
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Cross Bay Walk in Aid of Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Sunday 12th July 2015
Cross Bay Walk in Aid of Rosemere Cancer Foundation

▶ From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands
The bay walk is an unforgettable experience and a perfect activity for a summer's day for all the family
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Bay Search & Rescue Morecambe Bay Walk

Sunday 9th August 2015
Bay Search & Rescue Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 1:00pm
Enjoy a unique day out in the fresh air with the Bay Search & Rescue Team's annual fundraising walk
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East Lancashire Hospice Morecambe Bay Walk

Saturday 5th September 2015
East Lancashire Hospice Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 10:30am
Join East Lancashire Hospice on ‘one of the world's most wonderful journeys’ across Morecambe Bay
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Information for Participants on Walks Led by Cedric Robinson

The walk itself is 7 to 8 miles long, depending on the route. The walk usually starts from the stony foreshore at Arnside, proceeds onto the sands and across the channels of the River Kent. The height of the river is usually between knee and thigh deep. Old, comfortable shoes or trainers are recommended rather than expensive walking boots or wellies, and shorts or trousers that you can roll up. You may want to bring a towel. There are dangerous quicksands in the bay. To ensure your safety, stay with your group and follow instructions from the Guide and his helpers at all times. Never attempt to cross the bay without a respected local guide.

The weather can be anything from driving rain to hot sun, so come prepared to protect yourself against the elements. It is very exposed out on the bay with no shelter, so bring sunscreen and a sunhat or waterproofs, depending on conditions. Don't forget to bring a bottle of water and a snack. The last part of the walk involves crossing gullies on the saltmarsh. These can be quite wide and slippery, so walkers need to be agile enough to get across. The walk usually ends in Kents Bank, a mile and a half from Grange-over-Sands. Commemorative certificates can be purchased from the Guide at the end of the walk for £1.