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CROSS BAY WALK

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JOIN US for our FIRST 2022 Cross Bay Walk

Many Kenyan woman or girls walk an average 6 miles a day to fetch water. Carrying up to 5 gallons (that's 48 pints of water). In recognition of this, we are proud to announce a fantastic cross bay walk. This is a similar distance to what these girls walk, across the stunning sands. We have challenged Ex Royal Marines Commando Darren and his team to walk this scenic tour with 5 gallons of water.

Starting off in Arnside, our experienced guide Michael Wilson will lead our party to the picturesque village of Grange-over-sands.

  • Walk between 6 and 9 miles

  • Takes approximately 3-4 hours

  • Departs at 10.30am

  • Suitable for adults, children (aged 8-16 years) & dogs!

  • Babies who can be carried in a baby carrier for the duration of the event are permitted free of charge.

 

We are asking for £15 for adults, £10 for children and £2 for well-behaved dogs.

PLACES ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

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WHAT TO EXPECT

The art of walking successfully across Morecambe Bay is to be prepared for a few eventualities.

Changeable weather and a varying terrain will be encountered. 

 

  • First and foremost you should be able to walk 7 miles comfortably.

  • Underfoot, Arnside & Sandgate to the shore includes sand, footpaths, lanes and marshland.  The bulk of the crossing is flat sand often rippled and sometimes covered in water. 

  • Arnside to Grange walk – You WILL cross the River Kent and will get wet normally up to your knees.

  • Barefoot walking on sand is exhilarating but can be hard on your feet so ensure you have suitable footwear available, caring for your feet is of the utmost importance.  

  • Tractor & Quad assistance is for emergencies only. 

  • Please do not encourage your children to pester the drivers for lifts.

WHAT TO CARRY

  • Personal  medication, including blister relief

  • Charged mobile phone

  • Sun cream (sand, sun and sea can be a fierce combination)

  • Liquid refreshment.  There are no toilets on the crossing, so consider your needs.

  • Energy snacks/lunch

  • A hat (a peak will protect your eyes)

  • Sunglasses, if appropriate

  • Breathable lightweight clothing, a waterproof and a few extra layers if you feel the cold

“We are encouraging people who take part in the Cross Bay Walk to help protect the beautiful environment by not bringing single use plastics on the walk, and disposing of rubbish responsibility.  You could bring along a reusable water bottle instead of plastic for example. Make sure you take your rubbish home to recycle and dispose of it responsibly.  Your actions are helping us keep Morecambe Bay special for its local communities and wildlife. “

DISCLAIMER

Participants aged 8-16 years must be accompanied by an adult and a parent/guardian must sign this disclaimer.

All participants should satisfy themselves that they are fit to take part. If you have any doubts please refer to your doctor.

Participants must not be under the influence of alcohol. If you are taking medication which could cause drowsiness, please consult your doctor.

As this is a walking event it is recommended that suitable clothing and sensible footwear is worn.

By entering this event, I declare that I am fit to take part.

 

Please note that whilst One Woman at a Time has gone to great lengths to ensure safety, support and insurance is provided and managed, you are taking this challenge on at your own risk and must therefore be responsible for your own actions leading up to and during the event. I understand that One Woman at a time will not be responsible for any injury, damage, action claim, costs, expenses or loss as a result of taking part in this event, however caused. I fully understand the organisers have the right to refuse participation if it is deemed necessary.

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