We have guided thousands of walkers over the bay and based upon that experience we recommend that you read the next section very carefully.
What to expect:
The art of walking successfully across Morecambe Bay is to be prepared for a few eventualities.
Changeable weather and a varying terrain will be encountered. First and foremost you should be able to walk 10 miles comfortably.
Underfoot, Arnside & Sandgate to the shore includes sand, footpaths, lanes and marshland. The bulk of the crossing is flat sand often rippled and sometimes covered in water.
Arnside to Grange walk – You WILL cross the River Kent and you WILL get wet normally up to your knees.
For the Sandgate walk there are wet areas to walk threw however we do not cross the River Levens
Barefoot walking on sand is exhilarating but can be hard on your feet so ensure you have suitable footwear available, caring for your feet is of the utmost importance.
Tractor & Quad assistance are for emergencies only. Please do not encourage your children to pester the drivers for lifts.
What to carry:
- Personal medication, including blister relief
- Charged mobile phone
- Sun cream (sand, sun and sea can be a fierce combination)
- Liquid refreshment. There are no toilets on the crossing, so consider your needs.
- Energy snacks/lunch
- A hat (a peak will protect your eyes)
- Sunglasses, if appropriate
- Breathable lightweight clothing, a waterproof and a few extra layers if you feel the cold
Our Partners @ Morecambe Bay Partnership:
“We are encouraging people who take part in the Cross Bay Walk to help protect the beautiful environment by not bringing single use plastics on the walk, and disposing of rubbish responsibility. You could bring along a reusable water bottle instead of plastic for example. Make sure you take your rubbish home to recycle and dispose of it responsibly. Your actions are helping us keep Morecambe Bay special for its local communities and wildlife. “
Arnside to Grange walkers: The Abbott/Lamberts Hotel, at Kent’s Bank , where walkers have traditionally fed and watered is now permanently closed.
Sandgate to Chapel Island – Nearest Public House / Sandwich shop are:
Fat Flour – located on Flookburgh Square / The Hope & Anchor – located on Flookburgh Square
The Engine Inn – Located in Cark