Morecambe Bay Walk

Sunday 30th June 2024

Join us for one of the most unique and scenic walks in England, with our 8-mile trek across the beautiful sands of Morecambe Bay!

The iconic Morecambe Bay Sands is a unique stretch of sand and sea that spans a staggering 10 miles along the Lancashire coast.

In 2024, Dr Kershaw’s Hospice will be taking part in the Morecambe Bay Walk for the very first time!

Join us on Sunday 30th June, where we will be guided by Michael Wilson, the official King’s Guide over Sands Trust, from Arnside to Grange-over-Sands, for approximately an 8-mile journey. The family and group friendly sponsored walk is ideal for walking groups, families, dog walkers and previous participants of our Hospice to Hospice Walk. Each fundraiser will receive a Dr Kershaw's T-shirt and a certificate on completion!

Entry Fee

Entry is just £15 per adult, £10 per child, or a family ticket is £45 (2 adults, 2 children).

Start Time:

The walk will start at roughly 12.20pm but this will be confirmed ahead of the event.

Due to the current uncertainty regarding trains between Arnside and Grange over Sands, we will be offering a coach service which will leave Grange for Arnside prior to the walk.

We advise supporters to park in Grange-over-Sands and either travel to the start of the walk at Arnside by our coach or indeed by train. More details on costings for this coach service will be announced shortly. The coach will be collecting us from Grange train station to take us to Arnside for registration (times for this to be confirmed).

What Should I Bring?

  • A sun hat and sunglasses
  • Sun cream - because sand, sun and sea can be a fierce combination
  • Breathable lightweight clothing, waterproof layers and a few extra layers if you feel the cold but also to protect from the sun. If possible shorts or trousers that roll up.
  • Refreshments - sandwich, snacks, water
  • Your personal medication
  • A charged mobile phone
  • A towel for when you have achieved this iconic walk in beautiful surroundings.

Who is the Walk Suitable for?

First and foremost you should be able to walk up to 9 miles.

The walk is on varied terrain including sections of sand, shingle, pebbles, rock and salt marsh. This challenging walk takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete, covering a distance of 6-9 miles depending on the route - which is confirmed on the day.

Parts of the walk may be challenging. Changeable weather and a varying terrain will be encountered.

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. Halfway 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.

Can I Bring My Dog?

Yes, your dog is welcome to join us at £1 each which is payable to our Guide on the day. Don’t forget your poo bags!


Please complete the booking form below for each person taking part and make the relevant payment. We will get in touch with you to confirm details.

For general enquiries and to find out more, please contact the Fundraising Team on 0161 624 9984 or