Morecambe Bay Walks 2018

Directory of Morecambe Bay Walks – May to September 2018:

(Last updated August 15th 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 lists all remaining 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 4th August 2018 to Sunday 5th August 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 10.30am (Sat); 11am (Sun)
Join Galloways Society for the Blind on their sponsored walk across the Morecambe Bay sands

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

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 10:45am
Help the Bendrigg Trust in supporting disabled and disadvantaged people by walking the bay

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

Saturday 1st September 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 2nd September 2018

From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 9am Reg. 9:45am Start
A walk across wonderful Morecambe Bay in aid of Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team

Sunday 2nd September 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - Meet 8:00am
Put on your walking boots and join Age UK Blackburn across Morecambe Bay to support older people

Saturday 15th September 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 9:15am
Join Age UK Lancashire to walk this magnificent route across Morecambe Bay

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 Bay walk in aid of St Mary's Hospice led by the Queen's Guide - BOOKED UP

Sunday 16th September 2018

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 10:00am
A cross bay walk for Barrow & District Society for the Blind, in aid of their Vision Support Centre

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.

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