Cross Bay walk

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Walk the beautiful Morecambe Bay Sands and raise funds for Lancashire Mind

Sometime in June, July or August, we get a big group of people together and join groups from other north west charities to walk across Morecambe Bay. The walk is led by an expert from Guide over Sands Trust who understands the changing nature of the bay and can safely lead people on this stunning trek across the sands.

Guides Over Sands Guidelines    Guides Over Sands Walk Information

This year’s event

Lancashire Mind’s Cross Bay Walk 2024 event will take place on:
Sunday 30th June


£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 under Download & Read.

If you have any questions please get in touch

Contact Fundraising Team

Walker Information

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.

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Download & Read

Download the Cross Bay walk PDF

Walk Information & Agreement 2024

"Myself and 29 colleagues from Electricity North West had an amazing time completing the cross bay walk for Lancashire Mind. It was a really fun experience and a day where we all got to know each other a little better. Cross Bay Walk participant."

Frequently asked questions

What if the event needs to be cancelled?

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.

How long and far is the walk?

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.

What is the ground like underfoot?

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.

Ways to fundraise

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

Lancashire Mind – Just Giving

Past events