MORECAMBE BAY WALK ..... SATURDAY 13 August 2016 ..... SET OFF 1.30PM
Come and join us on the exciting walk accross Morecambe Bay, led by the Queens Official Guide, Cedric Robinson MBE.
The walk is 7 to 8 miles long, and starts from the stony foreshore at Arnside, proceeding 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. 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. Please arrive in good time to set off with the group, the bay is too dangerous to cross without a 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. 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 ends at Kents Bank Railway Station.
You must register your intention to walk by Thursday 11 August by emailing
as places are limited. Please indicate if you will be giving a donation, being sponsored, or both. Any last minute instructions or updates will be given by email where possible. They will also be posted on our website, it is your responsibility to check for the latest news.
Donation is £10 per adult, children and dogs free.
Payable at the start in cash or advance using
Or why not get sponsored. Forms can be downloaded from our website.
The walk is a linear route from Arnside to Kents Bank. We suggest you park your vehicle at Kents Bank and catch the 10.40 train from Kents Bank, to arrive Arnside 10.50. From Arnside Station walk (about 20 minutes) to the start point at the monument, on Arnside promenade, opposite The Albion pub. On arrival YOU MUST confirm your arrival with the NWESSR representative.
There are plenty of pubs, cafe’s and shops at Arnside to partake in before the walk. However, there is also a train at 12.41, arrivng at Arnside at 12.51. But please remember if you choose this train, it is a brisk walk of around 20 minutes from the station to the promenade.