Cross–Bay Walk

Experience A Cross Bay Walk

Experience A Cross Bay Walk

Step back in time and experience the thrill of traversing Morecambe Bay’s vast expanse, a tradition dating back to Roman times. Join a guided cross-bay walk and follow the same path that countless travelers have taken for over 200 years.

A Journey Through History

At low tide, over 120 square miles of Morecambe Bay’s sands are revealed, unveiling an ancient route that has connected communities for centuries.

Experience A Cross Bay Walk

Imagine the sight of long lines of coaches, carriages, horse riders, and pedestrians, including children and dogs, venturing across the bay in the 18th century.

The route back in those days began in Lancaster to Hest Bank and then seven to nine miles over the mudflats to either Kents Bank or Cart Lane at Grange-over-Sands.

From there is extended over the land to Sandgate, near Flookburgh, where is cut across the mouth of the Leven to Sandside and Ulverston Canal Foot.

Experience A Cross Bay Walk

A Unique Adventure Awaits

Embrace the thrill of exploring Morecambe Bay’s breathtaking beauty from a wholly unique perspective. Guided cross-bay walks offer an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the bay’s rich history and natural splendor.

Navigating the Bay’s Perils

While the bay’s vast expanse may appear serene, it harbors hidden dangers. Quicksands, shifting channels, and the rapidly approaching tide demand expert guidance. That’s where the Queen’s Guide steps in.

Experience A Cross Bay Walk

The Queen’s Guide: A Beacon of Expertise

With generations of experience, the Queen’s Guide expertly navigates the ever-changing sands, ensuring the safety of every cross-bay walker.

This esteemed tradition has been passed down since the 1500s, a testament to the enduring significance of this remarkable journey.

Throughout the spring and summer, approximately 30 cross-bay walks take place, most notably the Arnside to Kents Bank route.

Until recently, these walks were led by Michael Wilson, the Queen’s Official Guide. His unwavering dedication to this tradition has inspired countless adventurers.

In 2019, after a remarkable 56 years of service, Cedric Robinson MBE passed the torch to Michael Wilson, a seasoned Flookburgh fisherman.

As the 26th Guide over Sands, Michael embarks on a new chapter in this time-honored tradition.

Embrace the Adventure

Join the ranks of those who have crossed the sands of Morecambe Bay and embark on an unforgettable adventure.

Experience A Cross Bay Walk

Guided cross-bay walks offer a rare glimpse into the bay’s rich history and natural wonders, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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