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Morecambe Bay Walks 2014
Directory of Morecambe Bay Walks - May to September 2014
(Last updated February 18th 2014)
There 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
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• Saturday 10th May - RSPCA Westmorland Branch Cross Bay Walk
From Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 2:30pm
Help raise vital funds for the RSPCA Westmorland Branch with their Morecambe Bay walk led by the official guide Cedric Robinson - More Details...
• Saturday 24th May - Morecambe Bay Hospitals Walk
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...
• Sunday 6th July - Bendrigg Trust Cross Bay Walk 2014
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...
• Sunday 6th July - CancerCare 10th Cross Bay Challenge
From Hest Bank foreshore to Moor Lane, Flookburgh - TBA
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
• Sunday 20th July - Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Bay Walk
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank - 12 noon
Join the fight against Breast Cancer by participating in the Morecambe Bay Walk guided by Cedric Robinson - More Details...
Today's combined walk will also raise funds for:
Friends of the Lake District - 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...
• Saturday 2nd August - Crossing Morecambe Bay with Community Action Nepal
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank - 8:15am to 1:15pm approx.
The 8 mile walk will raise funds for the health and education work of Community Action Nepal - More Details...
• Sunday 3rd August - Bay Search & Rescue Bay Walk
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...
• Saturday 20th September - St Catherine's Hospice Morecambe Bay Walk
From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank - 3:45pm to 8:00pm
Walk Morecambe Bay and raise funds for St.Catherine's, the adult hospice serving Chorley, Longridge, Preston and South Ribble - More Details...
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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.
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