Enjoy a walk across the bay with Friends

The cross bay walk takes place on July 30.
The cross bay walk takes place on July 30.

A cross bay walk in aid of Friends of the Lake District takes place on July 30.

Last year was a recording-breaking year for Friends of the Lake District as over 250 intrepid supporters waded across the notorious Bay raising an incredible £5,000 to protect the awe inspiring yet fragile landscapes of the Lake District.

The Morecambe Bay walk is a sponsored walk like no other. It crosses the shifting sands of the beautiful yet potentially dangerous Morecambe Bay.

Participants will be led again by Cedric Robinson MBE, the Queen’s Official Guide to the Sands, who has been leading walks across Morecambe Bay for more than 50 years.

The walk is approximately eight miles long and suitable for anyone who is comfortable walking for three to four hours. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and well behaved dogs are welcome.

The majority of the walk will be on sand but there will be times where you will need to wade through some channels so be prepared to get wet up to your knees.

This popular event will take place on Saturday July 30, starting at 2.30pm from Arnside Promenade.

The walk will end at Kent’s Bank, near Grange-over-Sands at approximately 6.00pm.

Money raised will go towards vital work looking after native woodlands and hay meadows; running campaigns to protect the Lake District from inappropriate developments and helping people volunteer, learn skills and engage with this spectacular landscape.

Registration costs £10 for adults and includes a free event t-shirt. Children cost £5 and get a free water bottle.

To register phone 01539 720788 or sign up online at

https://www.friendsofthelakedistrict.org.uk/Event/morecambe-bay-walk-july-2016.