An opportunity to experience the beautiful Morecambe Bay Sands through a guided walk provided by the The Guide over Sands Trust. The Trust is a charity which provides two guides, to offer safe passage across both Kent and Leven Estuaries.
The rearranged walk will take place on Sunday 4th July with 25 limited places left available to walk in aid of Lancashire Mind.
Tickets cost £12 per per person and can be booked by the 'book ticket' section at the bottom of this page. £10 will be donated to Lancashire Mind and £2 will be received by the The Guide over Sands Trust. Full event details including how to prepare and what to bring on the day will be provided nearer to the time of the event.
Following the loss of their beloved daughter Sian, Sian's family set up Shine for Sian. Sian's family work tirelessly to raise awareness of mental health and raise funds for Lancashire Mind. To date the Shine for Sian campaign has raised over £50,000 for Lancashire Mind, to help support the work we do in North Lancashire. This event is being organised by Sian's family.
If you would like to fundraise as part of the walk there are many ways to do this including setting up a Just Giving page or collecting sponsorship. If you would like any further information about fundraising for Lancashire Mind please contact [email protected]
The Guides over Sands Trust are hopeful the event can go ahead safely in May however this is dependent on Covid-19. Should the walk need to be cancelled refunds for tickets will be provided. If the event can go ahead full details will be provided in line with Government safety guidance. Should the event need to be cancelled for any other reason, such as poor weather conditions, refunds will also be given.
Please note that the walk will take 3-4 hours covering a distance of 6-8 miles. Parts of the walk may be challenging. Changeable weather and a varying terrain will be encountered. First and foremost you should be able to walk 7 miles. Underfoot, Arnside to the shore includes sand, footpaths, lanes and marshland. The bulk of the crossing is flat sand often rippled and sometimes covered in water. Half way across you will navigate the Kent River where you can expect an average depth of up to 2ft (60cm) for a distance of some 50m. The final leg of the walk is over marsh:this is a clear pathway but may sometimes be slippery. Please ensure that all those under 18 taking part in the walk after supervised by an adult at all times.
You can find out more about how to prepare here