Morecambe Bay Walks 2015

Directory of Morecambe Bay Walks - May to September 2015:

(Last updated September 1st 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. 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.

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Bleasdale Special School Bay Walk

Sunday 10th May 2015
Bleasdale Special School Bay Walk

▶ 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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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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Meningitis Now Morecambe Bay Walk

Saturday 30th May 2015
Meningitis Now Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 3:30pm
Join Meningitis Now on a wonderful 3 – 4 hour walk across the golden sands of Morecambe Bay
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Hill-Wheeler School, Kenya Morecambe Bay Walk

Saturday 30th May 2015
Hill-Wheeler School, Kenya Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ From Ash Meadow, Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 3:30pm
In aid of Hill-Wheeler School Preparatory School, Kenya, raising funds to improve school buildings
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Cumbria Wildlife Trust Morecambe Bay Walk

Saturday 30th May 2015
Cumbria Wildlife Trust Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 3:30pm
Walk for wildlife in Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s annual walk across the iconic Morecambe Bay sands
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Jigsaw Cumbria's Childrens Hospice Bay Walk

Saturday 13th June 2015
Jigsaw Cumbria's Childrens Hospice Bay Walk

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 3:00pm
Bay walk to raise funds to support the Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria's Children's Hospice
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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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Morecambe Bay Walk in Aid of the Guide Over Sands Trust

Sunday 21st June 2015
Morecambe Bay Walk in Aid of the Guide Over Sands Trust

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 9:00am
Take part in the Morecambe Bay walk in aid of the Guide Over Sands Trust with registration fee £10 or £5 for under 16s. For more details email info(at)guideoversands.co.uk.

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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Morecambe Bay Walk in Aid of St Saviour's Church, Aughton

Sunday 28th June 2015
Morecambe Bay Walk in Aid of St Saviour's Church, Aughton

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 3:00pm
Donation £10 adults, £5 for children aged 11 and under - to book call Mitzi Hayhurst on 01524 811305 or email thegreenroom(at)hotmail.co.uk - in aid of St Saviour's Church, Aughton fabric appeal

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
Afternoon walk across Morecambe Bay from Arnside to Kents Bank in aid of the mental health charity
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University of Cumbria Morecambe Bay Charity Walk

Saturday 11th July 2015
University of Cumbria Morecambe Bay Charity Walk

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 1:30pm
The University of Cumbria inaugural bay walk is in support of their Bright Futures Fund and Dementia UK
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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 - 1:30pm
The RNLI bay walk is under the expert eye of Cedric Robinson and raises money to save lives at sea
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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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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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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 - 2:45pm
The bay walk is an unforgettable experience and a perfect activity for a summer's day for all the family
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Walk Across Morecambe Bay for Windows for Peace (UK)

Sunday 12th July 2015
Walk Across Morecambe Bay for Windows for Peace (UK)

▶ From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 2:45pm
Walk for Windows for Peace the charity that promotes dialogue between young Israelis and Palestinians
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Cross Bay Walk in Aid of the Galloways Society

Saturday 25th July 2015 to Sunday 26th July 2015
Cross Bay Walk in Aid of the Galloways Society

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - Sat: 11:45am; Sun: 5pm
Join Galloways Society for the Blind on their 32nd sponsored walk across the Morecambe Bay sands
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Bridge2Aid Morecambe Bay Walk

Saturday 8th August 2015
Bridge2Aid Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 12 noon
In aid of Bridge2Aid, a dental charity that has treated millions of people in the developing world
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Boxes of Hope Cumbria Walk Across the Sands

Saturday 8th August 2015
Boxes of Hope Cumbria Walk Across the Sands

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 12 noon
Walk and enable gift-filled shoe boxes to be sent to the deprived children of Eastern Europe this Christmas
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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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Arnside Business & Community Group  Morecambe Bay Walk

Saturday 22nd August 2015
Arnside Business & Community Group Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 9:45am
In aid of Arnside Business & Community Group, which raises funds for local groups. For details contact Liz at biff.mcg(at)btinternet.com or Jane at poshsardine1(at)hotmail.co.uk

Hearing Dogs Morecambe Bay Walk

Saturday 22nd August 2015
Hearing Dogs Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 9:45am
Your opportunity to take part in the famous bay walk in aid of the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
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Derian House Morecambe Bay Walk

Sunday 23rd August 2015
Derian House Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands
Walk across Morecambe Bay for the Chorley-based children's hospice - £10 adults, £5 children

South Lakes Citizens Advice Morecambe Bay Walk

Saturday 5th September 2015
South Lakes Citizens Advice Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 10:30am
Walk the spectacular Morecambe Bay sands led by Cedric Robinson for South Lakes Citizens Advice
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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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Age UK Morecambe Bay Walk

Saturday 5th September 2015
Age UK Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 10:30am
Walk across Morecambe Bay guided by Cedric Robinson for Age UK - tel. 01539 478185 for details

Storth Village Morecambe Bay Walk

Saturday 5th September 2015
Storth Village Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 10:30am
Tickets can be obtained from Storth Post Office or call Joan on 015395 62212 or Hilary 015395 64300

Morecambe Bay Walk in Aid of The Christie Cancer Hospital

Sunday 6th September 2015
Morecambe Bay Walk in Aid of The Christie Cancer Hospital

▶ From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 11:30am
Walk across the Bay in aid of Christie Cancer Hospital - contact Janice Moss on 0161 928 8969 for details

St.Catherine's Hospice Preston Cross Bay Walk

Sunday 6th September 2015
St.Catherine's Hospice Preston Cross Bay Walk

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 11:30am
Walk Morecambe Bay and raise funds for St.Catherine's, the adult hospice serving Chorley and Preston
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Charity Cross Bay Walk

Saturday 19th September 2015
Charity Cross Bay Walk

▶ From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 9:00am
In aid of Reverse Rett funding medical research into a rare genetic condition - Adults £10, Children £5, Dogs £2. To book call Lis on 015395 35512 or email elisabeth.christopher(at)gmail.com

Winston's Wish Morecambe Bay Walk 2015

Sunday 20th September 2015
Winston's Wish Morecambe Bay Walk 2015

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 9:30am
Take part in the Morecambe Bay walk for Winston’s Wish, the leading charity for bereaved children
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Abaseen Foundation Morecambe Bay Walk

Sunday 20th September 2015
Abaseen Foundation Morecambe Bay Walk

▶ Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 9:30am (Registration 8:45am)
Raise funds to support the work of Abaseen Foundation in one of the most deprived areas of NW Pakistan
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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.