Morecambe Bay Walks 2018

Directory of Morecambe Bay Walks – May to September 2018:

(Last updated April 20th 2018)

bay search and rescue2.jpgThere are more than 30 walks across the stunning Morecambe Bay taking place during the Spring and Summer of 2018. 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 54 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 will list all Morecambe Bay walks for the 2018 season. 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 must be through the relevant charity and not Cedric.

Please Pre-Book A Walk As Participation Cannot Otherwise Be Assured  |  Submit A Walk

Saturday 5th May 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 9:00am (Reg. from 8:15am)
One Woman at a Time assists females of all ages to gain education, training and employment

Sunday 6th May 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 9:00am for 9:30am start
A walk to raise awareness and vital funds to run branches of the Samaritans throughout the North West

Saturday 12th May 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 3:15pm for 3:30pm start
Join Age UK Lancashire to walk this magnificent route across Morecambe Bay - BOOKED UP

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 9am (registration from 8am)
Join the official guide Cedric Robinson MBE and hundreds of fellow walkers and raise money for Dukes

Saturday 9th June 2018

From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 1:30pm
Walk Morecambe Bay for the British Legion led by the Queen's Guide Cedric Robinson

Saturday 9th June 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 1:30pm
Walk for wildlife in Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s annual walk across the iconic Morecambe Bay sands

Saturday 9th June 2018

From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 1:30pm
The bay walk is an unforgettable experience and a perfect activity for a summer's day for all the family

Sunday 10th June 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 2:30pm
Take part in the Morecambe Bay walk for Winston’s Wish, the leading charity for bereaved children

Sunday 10th June 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 2:30pm
Join Brathay Trust's fundraising walk to raise funds for their work with disadvantaged young people

Sunday 10th June 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 2:30pm
Organised to celebrate and raise funds for the work of Ribchester Roman Museum

Saturday 23rd June 2018

From Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 2:15pm
Afternoon walk across Morecambe Bay from Arnside to Kents Bank in aid of the mental health charity

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 1:15pm registration - 2:15pm start
Join the Motor Neurone Disease Association walk across the beautiful Morecambe Bay

LAM Action Cross Bay Walk

Saturday 23rd June 2018
LAM Action Cross Bay Walk

From Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 2:15pm
Cross Bay Walk with Cedric Robinson – contact lamcrossbaywalk(at)outlook.net for more details

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 1:30pm for 2:15pm start
Your opportunity to take part in the famous bay walk in aid of the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Sunday 24th June 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 3:00pm for 3:15pm start
Take part in the bay walk in aid of IMO, which supports the community of Blackburn with Darwen

Sunday 24th June 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 3:00pm for 3:15pm start
Members, parents and supporters are invited to walk to raise money for Dementia UK

Saturday 7th July 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 12 noon
Sponsored walk to help Action for Children support and change the lives of disadvantaged children

Saturday 7th July 2018

From Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - Registration 11am for 12 noon start
Raise funds for the Bay Hospitals Charity in their annual Morecambe Bay fundraising walk

Sunday 8th July 2018

From Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - Registration 12 noon for 1pm start
Join Rainbow House for a unique and picturesque eight mile walk across Morecambe Bay

Sunday 8th July 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 1:00pm
Walk Morecambe Bay and raise funds for St. Catherine's adult hospice serving Chorley and Preston

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 12:30 for 1:30pm start
Join Queen's Guide Cedric Robinson for this stunning and ever popular eight mile walk across the bay

Saturday 18th August 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 10:45am
Heartbeat, the leading cardiac rehabilitation charity, hosts their annual Morecambe Bay Walk

Saturday 18th August 2018

From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 10:45am
Join East Lancashire Hospital Charity on ‘one of the world's most wonderful journeys’ across Morecambe Bay

Saturday 18th August 2018

From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 10:45am
Raise funds for a wonderful cause that provides free education for vulnerable children in Eastern Nigeria

Sunday 19th August 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 11:30am
Participate in this Morecambe Bay walk to raise funds to support Jigsaw, Cumbria's Children's Hospice

Saturday 1st September 2018

From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 9:00am
Join East Lancashire Hospice for a truly awe inspiring walk over the world famous Morecambe Bay sands

Sunday 16th September 2018

The Albion, Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Take part in the famous Morecambe Bay walk in aid of St Mary's Hospice led by the Queen's Guide

Submit Your Own Morecambe Bay Walk


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.