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Sponsored walk across Morecambe Bay!

Join us this summer for a sponsored walk across Morecambe Bay to help raise money for Carlisle Mencap.

Posted Monday, 16th March 2020

CARLISLE Mencap is inviting people to take part in a Guided Walk Across Morecambe Bay Sands on Sunday, July 19 at 4.30pm.

The Cross Bay Walks are internationally renowned for their historic value and people have been crossing the sands with a royally-appointed guide since the 1500s as well as their unique scenery and wildlife. 

Taking part in a Cross Bay Walk is an exceptional way to enjoy the stunning beauty of Morecambe Bay. Crossing the sands with an experienced and knowledgeable guide is the only way to traverse the ever-changing flats and channels, and this amazing experience is a must for visitors to the area. 

Starting from Arnside and ending at Kent’s Bank, these guided walks cross the sands through the channels of the Kent River. The walks are between 6 and 8 miles long, depending on the route taken, and they are suitable for any children and adults who are comfortable walking for 3-4 hours. Please ensure you book on an organised walk and bring suitable clothing, footwear, sun/wet weather protection and water.

The cost is £50 MINIMUM per person (flat fee and/or sponsorship)
£7 per person extra for coach travel to and from Carlisle

If you would like to take part in the July 19th event, please let our events & fundraising officer PHIL TAYLOR know on 01228 674393 or email phil.taylor@carlislemencap by MONDAY APRIL 20 - but first come, first served for the 34 seats on the coach - and we will send you sponsorship forms. 

* PLEASE NOTE: Cross Bay Walks may be cancelled due to inhospitable tidal conditions in the bay – please check with the organising charity that the walk is taking place before travelling to the start point.

* PLEASE ALSO NOTE: This event, like all our other fundraising events and Carlisle Mencap-run activities and breaks at the moment, subject to the Coronavirus situation. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page, Twitter feed and website for up-to-date information.


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