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An opportunity to experience the beautiful Morecambe Bay Sands through a guided walk provided by 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 walk will take place on Sunday 30th June, starting at 12.20pm, with limited spaces available to walk for Lancashire Mind. 

The walk is held in memory of Sian Waterhouse raising funds for Lancashire Mind. 16 year old Sian died by suicide in February 2018. She experienced depression and anxiety. Sian's family and friends have organised numerous fundraising events and taken part in numerous fundraising activities over the last few years raising an incredible amount for Lancashire Mind and enabling the charity to expand its services particularly in North Lancashire where Sian grew up.  

£15 per person. £10 will be donated to Lancashire Mind and £5 will be received by The Guide over Sands Trust.

You are very welcome to raise funds for Lancashire Mind through sponsorship. Please link to our fundraising page on Just Giving.

Dogs are welcome to take part in the walk at a cost of £5 per dog. Please bring the correct change for your dog's place on the event day. 

Please read the Walk Information and Agreement before purchasing tickets as you will be asked to confirm you have read and agree to the document when purchasing a ticket/tickets. This can be found at the end of this page.

Contact our fundraising team should you have any questions about this event

Please continue reading for further event details.

Every year there is a chance walks will need to be re-arranged if the event can not safely go ahead. Should the event need to be cancelled for any other reason including, but not limited to, poor weather or a health outbreak, every effort will be made to provide a new date. Please note: The Guides check the route is safe the day before, and final decisions can be made the morning of the event, so this does mean the walk can be cancelled at short notice. 

Please ensure you give both a contact number and email address upon booking and regularly check for communications, so we can reach you at the earliest possible time to inform you of any changes.

Further Walk Details:

The walk will take 3-4 hours covering a distance of 5.5-7.5 miles from Arnside to Grange. 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 up to 7.5 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 are supervised by an adult at all times. 

The walk start time is 12.20pm but you will need to arrive in Arnside one hour before the event to allow time to check in, make your way to the start line and attend the safety briefing. The Guides will begin the walk at 12.20pm prompt.

Guides Over Sands Guidelines

Guides Over Sands Walk Information


Fundraising isn't compulsory but is welcome. If you would like to join our Just Giving Campaign, please follow this link.

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Ticket Cost Quantity
Ticket Only £15.00
T-shirt/Vest Order £5.00
Lancashire Mind is a company limited by guarantee (company number 3888655) and a registered charity in England and Wales (registered number 1081427) at 80-82 Devonshire Road, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 2DR. Lancashire Mind are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. For all enquiries, call us on 01257 231660.
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