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4. Morecambe Bay Guided Walks

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Morecambe Bay Guided Walks


The walk accross Morecambe Bay covers about eight or nine miles, taking in the beautiful landscape of the South Lakes, Silverdale and the majestic sweep of the Bay itself.
 
The 'Queens Guide' for walks across Morecambe Bay is a gentleman called Cedric Robinson, who can be contacted on +44 (0)1539 532 165. It is not recommend you try the walk without Cedric as you will be placing you life at risk - Morecambe Bay is extremely dangerous.

The way the sea twists and turns in to the Bay changes each year. Not only could you find yourself in deep water but there is Quick Sand to sink and disappear into! 

Walks take place between May and September each year and the times vary depending on the tides.

About Morecambe Bay
Morecambe Bay is the largest continuous intertidal area in Britain. The Bay is fed by five rivers - the Leven, the Kent, the Keer, the Lune and the Wyre. On the east and north of the Bay, the sandflats are bordered by extensive areas of salt marsh, only ever covered by the very highest tides.

It is rich in breeding birds but its real importance is as a wintering and passage area for waders and wildfowl. The Bay is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a candidate for European designation as a Special Area of Conservation and a Special Protection Area for birds, and is a RAMSAR - recognising the Bay as an international site of importance for waders.

Crossing the Sands
In earlier times, travellers to Cartmel and the Furness Peninsula used the route across Morecambe Bay in preference to the time-consuming route via the river Leven Bridge.

The sands have been responsible for many deaths, including the sinking or overturning of horse-drawn coaches before the cessation of the service in 1857. Guides have been employed by the Duchy of Lancaster since 1536 and Cedric Robinson is the latest in a long line.

For details of dates of Cross Bay Walks contact Morecambe Tourist Information Centre on +44 (0)1524 582808 or use the web link below.
 
Morecambe Bay Guided Walks Opening Times:
April to September annually  - follow web link or phone +44 (0)1524 582808 for precise dates and times. 
 
Morecambe Bay Guided Walks Admission:
£1.00 per person plus £1.00 charitable donation

T  Cedric Robinson +44 (0)1539 532 165
 

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