Motor Neurone Disease Association Walk to D'Feet

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Time: 1:15pm registration - 2:15pm start
Organiser: Motor Neurone Disease Association
Email: Kelly(at)neurodropin.org.uk
Mobile: 07849 078884
Venue: Arnside Promenade
Town: Arnside to Kents Bank
County: Cumbria
Postcode: LA5 0AA

Join the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND) for a walk across the beautiful Morecambe Bay, guided by Cedric Robinson MBE, the Queen's only official guide. In 1963 Cedric was appointed the 25th guide and for over 50 years has escorted many thousands safely across the bay. It's important that walkers stick with Cedric and his team throughout the walk to avoid quicksands.

You must be reasonably able-bodied as you have to walk several miles across wet sand, and also wade through a couple of channels where the water is fast-running and 2 - 3 feet deep. Children should be strong enough to do this with a little assistance. 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.

Wet, salty sand is a bit clagging and will test flimsy footwear and suck at flip-flops. In many stretches the sand is quite firm and wave-ridged, however, and can be tough on soft bare feet. Either an old pair of stout (or plastic, firmly strapped-on) comfy shoes or sandals, that you can remove for the wading across channels would be the best answer. You will have to wade with the water over your knees, in a strong current, so wear shorts or a skirt you can lift out of the way.

You may need wet and dry clothes including clothing to keep you warm against a sea-breeze, or if you get wet. There is no shade in the bay, walkers will be completely exposed so please bring protection against the sun even if there’s a poor forecast. There are no shops or toilets in the bay (though there are at each end of the walk) so please bring appropriate provisions.

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