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.

*** PLEASE NOTE: Cross Bay Walks may be cancelled due to dangerous tidal conditions in the bay – please check with the organising charity that the walk is taking place before travelling to the start point. ***

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Saturday 21st July

Arnside to Kents Bank, Grange-Over-Sands 12.30pm

The Guide Over Sands Trust, Holker School, Cark in Cartmel, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7PQ
Tel. 015395 58555
email info@guideoversands.co.uk

 

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
Adult tickets cost £10, with children under 16 £5 More info
Time: 12:30 for 1:30pm start
Organiser: Friends of the Lake District
Email: info@fld.org.uk
Telephone: 01539 720788
Venue: Arnside Promenade
Postcode: LA5 0AA
Website: Click to Visit Website

 

Saturday 4th August

Arnside to Kents Bank, Grange-Over-Sands 10.30am
The Guide Over Sands Trust, Holker School, Cark in Cartmel, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7PQ
Tel. 015395 58555
email info@guideoversands.co.uk

 

 

Sunday 5th August

Arnside to Kents Bank, Grange-Over-Sands 11am
The Guide Over Sands Trust, Holker School, Cark in Cartmel, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7PQ
Tel. 015395 58555
email info@guideoversands.co.uk

 

Saturday 18th August 10.45am

Cross Bay Walk in Aid of Martha’s Dream

From Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Station, Grange-Over-Sands – 10:45am

Come and join Martha’s Dream on this wonderful Cross Bay Walk led by Cedric Robinson MBE and raise funds for a wonderful cause.
No children under 7 years allowed.
Adults £10, children under 14 £7. Children to be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 10.45am
Organiser:
Martha’s Dream
Contact: Mercy Statter, Mike Statter or Luca Canal
Email: info@marthasdream.org
Telephone: 078337 60110, 075681 50635 or 07459 334729
Venue: Arnside Promenade
Website: Click to Visit Website

 

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
Tickets are £10.00 per adult, £5.00 per child and £1.00 per dog.

Time: 10:45am
Organiser: Heartbeat
Email: lisa@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk
Telephone: 01772 717147
Venue: Arnside Promenade
Postcode: LA5 0AA

 

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.
Registration Fees £10, Children (9-15 years) £5, Dogs £1 More info

Time: 10:45am
Organiser: East Lancashire Hospital Charity
Contact: Denise Gee
Email: Denise.Gee@elht.nhs.uk
Telephone: 07590 929073
Venue: Arnside Promenade LA5 0AA

 

Sunday 19th August

Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-Over-Sands 11.30pm
Participate in this Morecambe Bay walk to raise funds to support Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice
Time: 11:30am

Organiser: Jigsaw Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice
Contact: Sam Johnston
Email: sam.johnston@jigsawhospice.org
Telephone: 01228 817 656
Venue: Arnside Promenade
Postcode: LA5 0AA Entry is £10.00 per adult, £5.00 per child (U16), but pets come free!

 

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
Tickets are £10.00 per adult, £5.00 per child and £1.00 per dog.

Time: 9:00am
Organiser: East Lancashire Hospice
Email: info@eastlancshospice.org.uk
Telephone: 01254 287011
Venue: Arnside Promenade
Website: Click to Visit Website

 

Morecambe Bay Walk for One Woman at a Time

Time: 9:00am (Reg. from 8:15am)
Organiser: One Woman at a Time
Contact: Jean Anderson, Organiser and Charity Founder
Email:onewomanatatime@yahoo.com
Telephone: 07913 389009
Venue: Arnside Promenade
Town: Arnside to Kents Bank
Postcode: LA5 0AA
Website:Click to Visit Website
Tickets are £10.00 per adult, £3.00 per child

 

Sunday 2nd September

Arnside to Kents Bank, Grange-Over-Sands 9.45am
The Guide Over Sands Trust, Holker School, Cark in Cartmel, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7PQ
Tel. 015395 58555
email info@guideoversands.co.uk

 

 

Sunday 16th September

Across Morecambe Bay Walk With St Mary’s Hospice

Reception Desk at The Albion, Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank, Grange-Over-Sands -10:00am
The entry fee is £10 per adult, £5 children.
Sponsorship is not compulsory but is welcome.
Registration must be done in advance due to limited spaces.
Fit, active dogs are welcome but sadly no young pups or elderly dogs please More info

Time: 10:00am
Contact: Mel
Email: melissa.dixon@stmaryshospice.org.uk
Telephone: 01229 580305
Venue: Reception Desk at The Albion

 

Sunday 17th September

Arnside to Kents Bank, Grange-Over-Sands 10.30am
The Guide Over Sands Trust Holker School, Cark in Cartmel, Grange-Over-Sands LA11 7PQ
Tel. 015395 58555
Email info@guideoversands.co.uk

 

 


 

PLEASE NOTE:

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.

 


Details

  • May 1st, 2018 to September 30th, 2018
  • 01524 582808
  • Area: Morecambe and Heysham Guided walks outdoors and countryside sports and leisure