Cross Bay Walks
Join Cedric Robinson for an amazing walk across Morecambe Bay Sands. Undertaken in aid of charity, these fascinating walks are led safely across this ever-changing landscape from Arnside to Kent’s Bank.
CANCELLED DUE TO POOR CONDITIONS: Saturday 12th May
Cross Bay Walk for Age UK Lancashire
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands – 3:15pm for 3:30pm start Join Age UK Lancashire to walk this magnificent route across Morecambe Bay – BOOKED UP More info
CANCELLED DUE TO POOR CONDITIONS: Sunday 13th May
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands 9am prompt
Sunday 3rd June the Dukes Cross Bay Walk
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands – 9am (registration from 8am) Join the official guide Cedric Robinson MBE and hundreds of fellow walkers and raise money for Dukes More info
Saturday 9th June Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands 2.30pm
In aid of The Rosemere Cancer Foundation Tel: 01772 522913 £10 per person
Sunday 10th June Ribchester Roman Museum Bay Walk
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands – 2:30pm Organised to celebrate and raise funds for the work of Ribchester Roman Museum
Sunday 10th June Brathay Trust Cross Bay Walk
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands – 2:30pm. Join Brathay Trust’s fundraising walk to raise funds for their work with disadvantaged young people More info
Sunday 10th June Winston’s Wish Morecambe Bay Walk
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands – 2:30pm Take part in the Morecambe Bay walk for Winston’s Wish, the leading charity for bereaved children More info
Saturday 23rd June Hearing Dogs Morecambe Bay Walk
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, 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 More info
Saturday 23rd June Growing Well Cross Bay Walk with Cedric Robinson
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 More info
Saturday 23rd June Motor Neurone Disease Association Walk to D’Feet
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands – 1:15pm registration – 2:15pm start Join the Motor Neurone Disease Association walk across the beautiful Morecambe Bay More info
Saturday 23rd June LAM Action Cross Bay Walk
From Arnside to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands – 2:15pm Cross Bay Walk with Cedric Robinson – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Sunday 24th June Lancashire Young Farmers’ Walk for Dementia UK
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands – 3:00pm for 3:15pm start Members, parents and supporters are invited to walk to raise money for Dementia UK More info
Sunday 24th June Cross Bay Walk in Aid of IMO
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, 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
Saturday 7th July Bay Hospitals Charity Cross Bay Walk
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 More info
Sunday 8th July Cross Bay Walk for Rainbow House
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 More info
Sunday 8th July St. Catherine’s Hospice Lancashire Cross Bay Walk
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands – 1:00pm Walk Morecambe Bay and raise funds for St. Catherine’s adult hospice serving Chorley and Preston More info
Saturday 21st July Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands 12.30pm. A race not a public walk
Sunday 22nd July Friends of the Lake District Morecambe Bay Walk
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, 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 More info
Saturday 4th August Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands 10.30pm
Sunday 5th August Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands 11am
Saturday 18th August Heartbeat Morecambe Bay Walk
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands – 10:45am Heartbeat, the leading cardiac rehabilitation charity, hosts their annual Morecambe Bay Walk More info
Saturday 18th August East Lancashire Hospital Charity Morecambe Bay Walk
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 More info
Sunday 19th August Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands 11.30pm
Saturday 1st September Morecambe Bay Walk for East Lancashire Hospice
From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-over-Sands – 9:00am prompt Join East Lancashire Hospice for a truly awe inspiring walk over the world famous Morecambe Bay sands More info
Sunday 2nd September Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands 9.45am
Sunday 16th September Across Morecambe Bay Walk With St Mary’s Hospice
The Albion, Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, 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 More info
Saturday 22nd September Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands 4.30pm
All listings are correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing, but could be subject to change – please contact the charity or organiser before attending the walk.
Most walks cross the sands between Arnside and Kent’s Bank and are led by Cedric Robinson MBE, the Queen’s Official Guide to the Sands. In 1963 Cedric was appointed the 25th guide and for 54 years has escorted thousands of charity fundraisers safely across the dangerous sands of the bay.
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. Registration for the charity guided walks should be through the relevant charity and not through Cedric.
The walks usually start from the stony foreshore at Arnside, proceed onto the sands and across the channels of the River Kent. Never attempt to cross the bay without a respected local guide.
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 walks usually end in Kent’s 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.
In the case of bad weather and heavy rainfall prior to the walks, the River Kent may swell to a dangerous level and The Guide may have to cancel for reasons of safety.
Organised walks across Morecambe Bay are internationally famous and are a safe way of experiencing a true wilderness. The Bay presents a number of well documented hazards and it is essential that walkers seek the assistance of the established guide to walk across the largest intertidal area in the UK.
Where practicable all participants should be pre-booked with the organiser.
Walkers must have regard to the following:
• A reasonable level of physical fitness is required with the ability to walk unaided for up to 10 miles depending on the route being taken.
• Crossing of at least two river channels will take place that are cold and possibly fast flowing at a maximum depth of two feet. (This depth may be greater depending on the weather and the nature of the group making the crossing – this will be actively assessed at the time by the walk organiser)
• Although routes are largely flat, the ground surface can be demanding consisting of sand, mud, shingle, pebbles, rocks, salt marsh vegetation and gullies.
• The weather can be changeable and suitable waterproof clothing and dry clothes and footwear to change into at the end of the walk must be taken
• Participants will become wet during the walk
• Sun cream, water and suitable food to consume on the move will be needed
• No toilet facilities are available unless specified by the organiser
• Parents must give careful consideration as to whether a particular walk is suitable for their children. The walk is onerous and it may be difficult to carry children if they become tired or foot sore. Children must be able to negotiate water channels with minimum assistance. The operators may consider that certain weather conditions are not suitable for children and as a result cancel a walk.
Vehicle assistance may only be available for cases of distress and emergency. This is dependent on the route and the organiser and specific information on this will be available directly them.
- May 1st, 2018 to September 30th, 2018
- 01524 582808
- Area: Morecambe and Heysham Guided walks outdoors and countryside sports and leisure