An experience like no other - Crossing the bay since 1548
SADLY ALL OF OUR BAY WALKS FOR 2023 HAVE NOW FINISHED DATES FOR 2024 ARE RELEASED ON THE 5th OF DECEMBER 2023.
In 2007 Michael Wilson was appointed Guide of the Kent Estuary, he is the 26th Guide to date.
The fist guide was appointed in 1548, that is 474 years ago!
Although crossing across the bay has been going for hundreds of years and originally from Hest Bank to Kents Bank, and now the route is now Arnside to Grange the crossing of the bay is more popular than ever before.
Michaels partner Joanne takes care of all of the bookings, admin, social media & website for the walks making them more modern and they really do create amazing content of what once was such a historic crossing.
Michael & Joanne really have put the bay walks into a new era putting their own mark on such an important fundraiser for lots of various life changing charities.
They work endlessly together creating fantastic walks, with great organisation and are so informative they really are a awesome dynamic pair!
They have a fantastic team who assist the guides in their crossing ensuring all walkers are safe and enjoy their experience. We are very grateful to all our marshalls who volunteer, without them we couldn't do what we do.
Raymond Porter is the appointed guide of the Leven Estuary and have been for some 25 years plus,
Michael & Raymond both know the sands like the back of their hand and it is definitely worth joining one of of unique walks,.
Join Kings guide to the Kent Estuary Michael Wilson on the historic bay walk across the bay from Arnside to Grange.
Although the walk dates back to the era of Henry VIII and the original route was from Hest bank to Kents bank, due to the soft sand at Hest Bank therefore the route is now Arnside to Grange.
The walk from Arnside is a lovely walk with a varied terrain and is between 5.5 to 7.5 miles depending on the safest route.
Join the official appointed guide of the Levens Estuary Raymond Porter on a historic walk to Chapel Island.
Chapel Island boasts an array of wildlife, from nesting birds to the ruins of the Chapel itself.
Please note walkers are not allowed on the island until July 2023.
Walks prior to the date we walk near the island but leaving plenty of distance not to disturb the nesting birds so binoculars are a must!
At the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII the Duchy of Lancaster acquired (amongst others) the Cartmel and Conishead Priories. With them went an obligation to appoint guides for travellers over the sands of Morecambe Bay.
November 2021, Michael Wilson , then the Queens Guide to Morecambe Bay won the Tourism Visitor attraction award at the Bay business awards.
In 2021 Michael Wilsons bay walks raised a impressive £351,000 for 36 different charities across the UK.
Michael was overwhelmed by the achievement and couldn't wait for his 2022 bay walk season to begin again.
In July 2022 Michael was nominated for the Cumbria Tourism award for unsung hero - The Sheila Hensman award and you guessed it , YES HE WON!
Another astonishing achievement
for Michael he really is going places with his world famous bay walks!
The Morecambe Bay sands are renowned for their quick sands and fast flowing tides. Crossing the sands has always been dangerous. The Guide over Sands Trust is a charity which provides two guides, to offer safe passage across both Kent and Leven Estuaries.
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