Galloway's Annual Morecambe Bay Walk Weekend
This year we celebrate our 30th walk and the Queen's Guide, Cedric Robinson celebrates 50 years as the appointed Guide of the Sands of Morecambe Bay.
Galloway's Morecambe Bay Walk takes place on Saturday and Sunday the 1st and 2nd of June 2013, places are already filling up, so book your place now!
The Fundraising Ideas tab above will help you make the most of your walk, with plenty of ideas to raise vital funds for our work with Blind and Partially Sighted people.
Carry on reading for details of Health and Safety,
Transport Information and Conditions of Entry
Family, friends, children and dogs are all welcome, for walk details and sponsor forms please contact us on 01772 744148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Saturday walk begins at Arnside at 11.30am and the Sunday walk starts at 12:30pm
If you are making your own transport arrangements and not being dropped off at Arnside and picked up at Kents Bank Railway Station, the most popular way is to drive directly to Kents Bank prior to the walk and catch the train or our shuttle bus to the start at Arnside.
About the Morecambe Bay Walk
The Queens Guide, Cedric Robinson MBE is celebrating his 50th year of leading walks across Morecambe Sands and is renowned across the country as having led hundreds of thousands of people safely across the once dangerous crossing. Though even today, problems can occur if the Queen's Guide is not present.
The 8 mile walk is one of the country's most popular and scenic, taking around 3 hours to complete, affording plenty of panoramic views of the surrounding Lakeland Hills and those of Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Conditions of Entry and Health and Safety
Please ensure you read the conditions of entry below
Entry is free, though we would like people to be sponsored, donations would also be welcome. Special commemorative certificates will be provided for every sponsored person who completes the walk.
A pair of old training shoes, not boots should be worn. Many people walk in bare feet once they reach the sands at White Creek, please remember that you will have to wade across the Kent Channel (the best part) so be prepared to get your legs wet!
Refreshments can be brought and eaten before or after the walk. There will be NO stops en route.
Health and Safety
Please Note. Parts of the 8 mile walk, particularly at the start and finish have difficult terrain, therefore the walk is only suitable for people who are fit and able. The walk is not suitable for children under 6 years of age and whilst First Aid is available walkers take part in the event at their own risk.
One or two ideas of things to bring - Packed Lunch, Protective Sun Cream, Wind Proof Clothing, Towel, Change of Clothes, Sponsor Form, yourself!
On rare occasions, due to the changing sands or depth of water it has been necessary to change route of the walk at very short notice. Safety of walkers is our main priority and we aplogise for any disappointment this may cause.
Transport Information and Options
Galloway's still has transport places available to take people to and from the walk from the Preston/Leyland/Chorley areas and the Lancaster/Morecambe area. The cost for the return journey is £6.00 per person (£2.50 per child). Please book early as numbers for the Walk are restricted and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.
Options for travelling to and from the walk on the 1st and 2nd of June, 2013
- Walkers can be dropped off at Arnside and then picked up at Kents Bank
- Walkers can park one car at the start and one car at the finish of the walk
- Walkers can drive directly to Kents Bank (end of walk) prior to the start of the walk and catch one of two earlier trains, this is the most popular way for the majority of people and means that once you have completed the walk you can freshen up and make your return journey home
- Walkers wanting to return to Arnside after the walk can catch a train from Kents Bank
Directions to the start of the walk
Travelling from the South, take Junction 35 off the M6 motorway. Turn right onto the A6 heading through Warton, Yealand Conyers and Yealand Redmayne to Milnthorpe. Once in Milnthorpe, turn left at the Cross Keys Hotel onto the B5282 (Park Road) through Storth to Arnside. Once in Arnside, travel past the Railway Station onto the promenade. Limited parking is available the main promenade.
Parking At Arnside (start of the walk.)
Parking in Arnside is very limited and walkers who leave their cars there can block spaces for up to 5 hours. There is an “informal” car park just as you enter Arnside which may be used. Drivers who are not completing the walk should make their way to Kents Bank Railway Station once all walkers have been dropped off at Arnside.
How to get to Kents Bank Railway Station.
Continue along the A6 to meet the A590 (or use Junction 36 off the M6). The A590 takes you to Lindale. Turn left at the mini-roundabout onto the B5277 and continue into Grange. Kents Bank is approximately 3/4 mile further on. There are 3 public car parks in Grange. Parking is available on the road leading down to Kents Bank Railway Station.