Time & Tide wait for no man

At the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII the Duchy of Lancaster acquired (amongst others) the Cartmel and Conishead Priories. With them went an obligation to appoint guides for travellers over the sands of Morecambe Bay, one over the Leven Sands, in the Estuary of the River Leven between Ulverston and Cark and the other over the Kent Sands in the Kent Estuary under the Cartmel Priory between Kents Bank and Hest Bank.

The Bay walks have become extremely popular as the walk itself is a truly unforgettable experience.

Year in Year out Charities from all over the UK walk the bay with our Guide fundraising for their chosen Charity.

Interested in walking the bay?


The Morecambe Bay sands are renowned for their quicksands and fast flowing tides. Crossing the sands has always been dangerous. The Guide over Sands Trust is a charity which provides two guides, to offer safe passage across both Kent and Leven Estuaries.



Looking for a interesting read about the Bay, take a look at our very own Guide Over Sands Guide Cedric Robinson MBE latest book, Cedric guided thousands of walkers across the bay over a period of 55 Years!

To purchase yours visit: https://www.gnbooks.co.uk/?s=sands+of+time