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Morecambe Bay Walks 2014

Directory of Morecambe Bay Walks - May to September 2014

(Last updated July 27th 2014)

bay search and rescue2.jpgThere are around 30 walks across the stunning Morecambe Bay scheduled for 2014. 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 51 years has escorted 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 most 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
 
View information for Cross Bay Walks Participants
 

 
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th May - All walks cancelled due to high river level
 



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Saturday 24th May - Morecambe Bay Hospitals Walk
 
Event Held
From Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 2:00pm
Raise funds for the Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity in their annual Cross Bay fundraising walk with Queen's Guide, Cedric Robinson - More Details...

rspca_logo_small.jpg Saturday 24th May - RSPCA Westmorland Branch Cross Bay Walk
 
Event Held
From Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 2:00pm
Help raise vital funds for the RSPCA Westmorland Branch with their Morecambe Bay walk led by the official guide Cedric Robinson - More Details...



meningitis_now_logo.jpg Sunday 25th May - Meningitis Now Cross Bay Walk
 
Event Held
From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange - 3:15pm
Book by contacting Becky Dodd on 0845 1204810 rebeccad@meningitisnow.org


 
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- Bay Walk in Aid of Bridge2aid
 
Event Held
From Kents Bank Station, Nr. Grange-over-Sands to Silverdale - 12:30pm
A 4 mile walk organised by Melanie Yates to raise funds for dental developmental charity Bridge2aid and support her trip to Tanzania where the average person has had toothache for 2 years - Website  Article


 
ribchester_roman_museum.jpg • Sunday 8th June - Ribchester Roman Museum & Operation Florian Bay Walk
 
Event Held
From Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 1:30pm
Organised to celebrate and raise funds for the work of Ribchester Roman Museum and UK fire service humanitarian charity Operation Florian - More Details...
 

allithwaite_playground.jpgSunday 8th June - Allithwaite Playground Walk
 
Event Held
From Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 1:30pm
Help raise funds to buy a new basket swing for Allithwaite Playground - More Details...



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Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd June - Galloways Society for the Blind Walk
 
Event Held
From Arnside to Kents Bank - Choose from Saturday or Sunday walks
Join the Galloways Society in raising money for local blind people
- More Details...



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Sunday 22nd June - Ravenstown Club Walk
 
Event Held
From Sandgate Shore, Flookburgh to Chapel Island - 12:00pm
Walk to raise money for charity Sense. £2.50 each and donations.
More details from Paul Dawson on 07855 240347 - Facebook page


 
genesis_morecambe_bay_walk_small.jpgSaturday 5th July - Arnside Community Morecambe Bay Walk
 
Event Held
Kents Bank to Arnside Promenade - 10:30am
Cedric Robinson is leading a Cross Bay walk from Kents Bank to Arnside in aid of Arnside Village community funds - More Details...



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Sunday 6th July - Bendrigg Trust Cross Bay Walk 2014
 
Event Held
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank - 11:30am
Help the work of the Bendrigg Trust in supporting disabled and disadvantaged people by participating in their Morecambe Bay Walk - More Details...

cumbria_wildlife_trust85px.jpgSunday 6th July - Walk Across the Bay for Cumbria Wildlife Trust
 
Event Held
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank - 11:30am
Help raise funds to protect local wildife and enjoy a great day out - More Details...
 


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Sunday 6th July - CancerCare 10th Cross Bay Challenge
 
Event Held From Hest Bank foreshore to Moor Lane, Flookburgh - 12:30pm
CancerCare's 10th Cross Bay Challenge in Morecambe Bay offers a choice of a half-marathon race or a family-friendly six mile walk
- Webpage
 


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Sunday 20th July - Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Bay Walk
 
Event Held
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank - 12 noon This Walk is Now Full
Join the fight against Breast Cancer by participating in the Morecambe Bay Walk guided by Cedric Robinson - More Details...

friends_of_the_lake_district_small.jpgSunday 20th July - Friends of the Lake District Fundraising Walk
 
Event Held
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank - 12 noon
Join the Queen's Official Guide to the Sands Cedric Robinson for this stunning and ever popular 8 mile walk across Morecambe Bay to raise funds to support the work of conservation charity Friends of the Lake District. - More Details...



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day 1st August - Holgates Caravan Park Silverdale Bay Walk
 

Event Held Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank -
A walk to raise funds for St. John's Hospice, Lancaster and The Christie Manchester - Register



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Saturday 2nd August - Crossing Morecambe Bay with Community Action Nepal
 

Event Held Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank - 9:15am to 1:15pm approx.
The 8 mile walk will raise funds for the health and education work of Community Action Nepal - More Details...

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Saturday 2nd August - Boxes of Hope Cumbria - Christmas Shoebox Appeal
 
Event Held
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank - 9:15am to 1:15pm approx.
Please take part in this walk across Morecambe Bay and enable more gift-filled shoe boxes to be sent to the deprived children of Romania this Christmas - More Details...

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Saturday 2nd August
- Cross Morecambe Bay Walk in Aid of Hearing Dogs
 
Event Held
From Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 9:15am
Raise vital funds for the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People - More Details...
 

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Saturday 2nd August - Keep Kids in School in Benin, West Africa
 

Event Held Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank - 9:15am to 1:15pm approx.
"If you would like to keep your feet dry but still sponsor us online please click / tap here. If you would like to walk across the amazing Morecambe Bay safely led by Cedric Robinson OBE & so help us to help raise more funds to keep more really poor kids in school in Benin, please contact valemills@yahoo.co.uk for further information."



bay_search_rescue85px.jpg Sunday 3rd August - Bay Search & Rescue Bay Walk
 
Event Held
From Arnside promenade to Kents Bank Station - 10:00am
A unique day out in the fresh air with the Bay Search and Rescue Team's annual cross Morecambe Bay fundraising walk - More Details...



rosemere_cancer_logo2.jpg Saturday 6th September - Rosemere Cancer Foundation Bay Walk
 

Event Held From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank - 3:15pm This Walk is Now Full
Enjoy an unforgettable experience and a perfect activity for a summer's day for all the family in aid of the active cancer charity - More Details...
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stcatherines_hospice_logo_small.jpgSaturday 20th September - St Catherine's Hospice Morecambe Bay Walk
 
Event Held
From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank - 3:45pm
Walk Morecambe Bay and raise funds for St.Catherine's, the adult hospice serving Chorley, Longridge, Preston and South Ribble
- More Details...

rnli_logo1.jpg Saturday 20th September - RNLI Morecambe Bay Walk
 
Event Held
From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank - 3:45pm
The RNLI Morecambe Bay Walk led by Queen's Guide Cedric Robinson will raise money to save lives at sea - More Details...
 
east_lancs_hospice_logoSaturday 20th September - East Lancashire Hospice
 
Event Held
From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank - 3:45pm
Adults £8, Children (9-15 yrs) £5, Dogs £1. More details 01254 733400 or email info@eastlancshospice.org.uk - Webpage



Submit Your Own Morecambe Bay Walk To Your Guide 2 the Lake District

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.