Join us on this unique eight-mile sponsored walk across the tidal sands and mudflats of Morecambe Bay, on Saturday 7 September 2019.

Have fun and raise money, to improve patient experience! Places are strictly limited, and we encourage people to sign up as soon as possible.

Sign up for the walk here.

When and where

The event takes place on Saturday 7 September 2019.

Walkers will start at 11:30am, meeting at on the lower promenade opposite the public toilet block and down from the steps from the clock tower at Arnside.

Costs and registration

Register for the walk on Eventbrite by clicking here.

The cost for registration is as follows:

Adult walker: £12.00
Young walker (aged 8 - 16 years): £6.00
Dogs: £2.00

(An Eventbrite processing fee will also apply)

The route

Starting in the picturesque village of Arnside, we will walk across the famous sands for eight miles until we reach the quaint village of Kent’s Bank.

The walk will take up to four-five hours depending upon the route taken on the day and usually end at Kents Bank which is roughly 1.5 miles from Grange-over-Sands.

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Clothing, suncream and footwear

Be prepared for rain or sunshine to protect yourself against the elements. The bay is very exposed with no shelter or shade so sunscreen, a sun hat or waterproofs, depending on conditions, are a must. Don’t forget to bring your lunch and a bottle of water or juice.

The final part of the walk involves crossing gullies on the salt marsh at Flookburgh which can be very wide and slippery so walkers need to be agile enough to get across. Comfortable footwear such as old trainers are recommended (with socks) as well as shorts or trousers as you can get very wet. You may want to bring a towel and a change of clothing and footwear for when you finish.

It’s important to take beforehand, and bring along any necessary medication, such as hayfever tablets, or asthma inhalers.

Transport arrangements

Car parking
Please be aware that there is limited parking at Arnside and at Kents Bank. If you park on the residential roads in either Arnside or Kents Bank then it is only polite to the residents of those locations to park considerately. There have been problems in the past which local residents being blocked in or access being blocked for emergency vehicles.

Trains
Trains to Grange from Arnside sometimes have insufficient capacity to take large numbers of people to the start of the walk - please be sure to book your tickets in advance.

Sponsorship

Online sponsorship
No trips to the bank or counting pennies. Experience has shown that the best way to raise funds is to have a Just Giving page. We are listed on Just Giving so it is easy for you to set up your page so that sponsorship money comes directly to us. To set up a Just Giving page in aid of ELHT&Me:

Go to justgiving.com/elhtcf

Click on 'Fundraise for us' and follow the instructions.

This page can then be shared with your friends and family on social media. We would also ask that you also follow @ELHTandMe on FacebookInstagram and Twitter so that this event gets maximum social media exposure

Please note - If weather conditions are very bad, the walk may be cancelled so please check the charity website and social media the day before.