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Cross Bay Walk

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join Rainbow House and our Guide to the Sands Michael Wilson for a unique and picturesque 8 mile walk from the pretty promenade of Arnside to Kents Bank, near Grange over Sands.

During the famous walk you should expect to get wet up to your knees, (or higher, depending on how tall you are) as you cross the tidal sands and mudflats of Morecambe Bay.

This magnificent walk starts at 10am and will take approx 4 hrs to compete, depending on the route taken and the progress on the day.

This is a great opportunity to be part of an unforgettable experience as well as raising money for Rainbow House.

Its first come first served, so register your interest now to avoid disappointment either by calling 01704 823276 or
email e.parish@thelegacy-rainbowhouse.com

Adults £12, children (8-15years) £7, well behaved active dogs on a lead are welcome £1.

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CROSS BAY WALK INFORMATION:
This is arduous and takes about four hours depending on the route. You must have reasonable level of physical fitness and be able to walk ten miles comfortably. The walk usually starts from a stony foreshore at Arnside, proceeds on to the sands and across the channels of the River Kent. The walk involves crossing two river channels which are cold and sometimes fast flowing. The height of the river is usually between knee and thigh deep. Old comfortable shoes or trainers are recommended rather than expensive walking boots or wellies and shorts or trousers which can be rolled up. You will get wet during the walk so bring a change of clothing to change in to at the end. The walk is on varied terrain including sections of sand, shingle, pebbles, rock and salt marsh. The last part of the walk over the salt marsh involves crossing gullies, these can be quite wide and slippery so walkers need to be agile enough to get across.

The weather can be anything from driving rain to hot sun so come prepared to protect yourself against the elements. It is very exposed out on the Bay with no shelter so bring sun screen, a sun hat or waterproofs depending on the conditions

Make sure you bring a bottle of water and a snack that you can eat on the move. There are no toilet facilities during the walk or at the end of the walk at Kents Bank.

Parents should assess whether the walk is suitable for their children. The walk is onerous and may be difficult to carry children if they become tired. Children should be able to negotiate the river channels with minimum assistance.

Walks can be cancelled at short notice by the guide if conditions make it unsafe to cross.

The walk usually ends at Kents Bank a mile and a half from Grange-over-Sands.

 

Details

Date:
May 11
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Arnside Promenade
Arnside Cumbria LA5 0AA United Kingdom
Phone:
01704 823276
Website:
https://www.yourguide2thelakedistrict.co.uk/events/c/morecambe-bay-walk-rainbow-house/

Organizer

Emma Parish
Phone:
01704 823276
Email:
e.parish@www.thelegacy-rainbowhouse.com