We're inviting you to take part in the Morecambe Bay walk and to raise funds for Kidneys for Life. This is your opportunity to take part in the iconic cross Bay walk with the new Queen’s Guide to the Sands Michael Wilson ably assisted by the outgoing Guide, Cedric Robinson MBE. Family, friends, children, dogs (on a lead please) and groups are all welcome.
Crossing Morecambe Bay is an unforgettable experience which can only be undertaken with an experienced guide. This famous walk is approximately 8 miles long and should take about 4 hours to complete, depending on the route taken and progress on the day. It starts at the pretty and picturesque promenade of Arnside. The route affords plenty of panoramic views of the surrounding Lakeland hills and those of Lancashire and Yorkshire. The walk covers 8 – 8½ miles with the first 1½ miles along the beach covering rocky ground, path and roads and then moves onto the sands at White Creek. During the walk you will cross the River Kent channel and you will get wet!
Adults & Young People 16+ - £15
Children aged 8 - 16 (MUST be accompanied by an adult) - £10
Dogs - £2 (to be on a short lead at all times)
Are there any ID of minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The walk is only suitable for people who are reasonably fit and able; it is not suitable for children under 8 years of age including infants carried by adults or in a buggy. Young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you wish to bring a group along please contact the organiser.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
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) though Storth to Arnside. Once in Arnside, Travel past the railway station onto the promenade. Limited parking is available along the main promenade.
PARKING AT ARNSIDE
Parking in Arnside is very limited and walkers who leave their cars there can block spaces for up to 6 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 for 7pm once all of their walkers have been dropped off at Arnside.
Arnside is easily accessible by car and walkers can be dropped off at Arnside and then picked up at Kents Bank. Alternatively Walkers can park one car at the start and one car at the finish of the walk. Parking in Arnside is very limited and walkers who leave their cars there can block spaces for up to 6 hours. There is an ‘informal’ car park just as you enter Arnside which may be used
You may also travel by train to Kents Bank and then on to Arnside. The times for trains from Kents Bank to Arnside will be available closer to the date.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by ‘phone 07926 377876 (Ann Hedley – event coordinator for Kidneys for Life)
What’s the refund policy?
No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after 14th June. If the walk is cancelled due to weather conditions or it is changed on the advice of the Guide all participants will be notified by email on Friday, 12th July 2019.