Morecambe Bay Walks 2017

Directory of Morecambe Bay Walks - May to September 2017:

(Last updated August 17th 2017)

bay search and rescue2.jpgThere are about 30 walks across the stunning Morecambe Bay taking place during the Spring and Summer of 2017. 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 2017 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.

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Saturday 19th August 2017

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 3:45pm
A walk to raise awareness and vital funds to run branches of the Samaritans throughout the North West

Saturday 19th August 2017

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 3:45pm
Heartbeat, the leading cardiac rehabilitation charity, hosts their annual Morecambe Bay Walk

Sunday 20th August 2017

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - Meet 3:30pm
Put on your walking boots and join Age UK Blackburn across Morecambe Bay to support older people

Sunday 20th August 2017

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 3:30pm
Join this memorable adventure across the Bay and raise funds for CancerHelp Preston

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 3:30pm
This walk is in support of disabled children at the Roshni centre and specialist school in Gwalior, India

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Arnside Pier, Arnside to Kents Bank - 4:00pm (Registration 3 - 3:45pm)
Join 200 vintage-clad explorers in walking across Morecambe Bay, led by Cedric Robinson MBE

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 4:00pm
Participate in this Morecambe Bay walk to raise funds to support Jigsaw, Cumbria's Children's Hospice

Saturday 16th September 2017

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 12 noon for 2:30pm start
Walk Morecambe Bay and raise funds for St. Catherine's adult hospice serving Chorley and Preston

Saturday 16th September 2017

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands - 2:15pm for 2:30pm start
Join Age UK Lancashire for the last chance of the year to walk this magnificent route across Morecambe Bay

Saturday 16th September 2017

From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands - 2:30pm
Join East Lancashire Hospice on ‘one of the world's most wonderful journeys’ across Morecambe Bay

Sunday 17th September 2017

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Nr. Grange-over-Sands
Take part in the Morecambe Bay walk for Reverse Rett, the charity that fight's Rett Syndrome

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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.