All are welcome to join us on a bay walk, however you MUST be able to walk at least 8 miles at ease. it isn't recommended for children under the age of 5 to join a walk unless being carried all the way by their parent / guardian
We recommend wearing a pair of comfortable trainers or walking boots, for the 1st 2 miles of the walk is along the headland of Arnside the terrain is rocky, muddy, sandy and wet. Once we meet the tractors Michael and most of his team of Marshalls walk barefoot across the bay. A hat is also useful as the weather can be somewhat different out on the bay.
When we set off from Arnside we must move as one group, as you can imagine walks can spread out quite quickly, although we have our team of Marshalls placed in various locations on the walk it is important, we move as one group.
Once we set off from Arnside the next stop would be at the tractors, we then let the back catch up and continue we stop normally twice before the river Kent crossing and twice after before we finish. Once we have crossed the river Kent, we have a well-deserved lunch break for around 15 minutes as this is roughly halfway.
The answer is YES, this is why it is important you follow exactly what the guide says at all times. Children must be supervised at all times.
Arnside to Grange Walk:
When crossing the river Kent, it can paddle up at times and have soft areas, if you feel tired, or feel like you're stuck in the sand don't panic, simply sit down! Please don't get your friend to help they can continue across the river, Michael or his partner Joanne are at the rear of the walk to ensure everyone crosses safely, they also have their trained Marshalls who know how to assist and get you across safely. All of our team are constantly watching walkers so don't worry you're in good hands. If a dog is off the lead, please leave them they will themselves across the water.
Chapel Island Walk:
When crossing the river levens, it can paddle up at times and have soft areas, if you feel tired, or feel like you're stuck in the sand don't panic, simply sit down! Please don't get your friend to help they can continue across the river. Raymond also has trained Marshalls who know how to assist and get you across any water areas safely. All of our team are constantly watching walkers so don't worry you're in good hands. If a dog is off the lead, please leave them they will themselves across the water.
Yes, however it is solely your responsibility, if your dog is missing, we cannot stop the walk to look for it so please keep it under control at all times. Sometimes there are sheep on the marsh at Grange so please dogs are to be on leads well in advance.
Our tractors or Quad bikes are there in the event of an emergency and someone needs to get off the sand, or simply needs to take a rest. Please do not let your children play on the tractors or ride on them if there is no need too. Our tractors drivers have a very important role on the walks they are constantly watching walkers to see if anyone needs any help at any time.
In the event of an emergency, don't panic. Only Michael or Raymond are to contact the emergency services should they be required. Michael is contactable at all times during the walk via his team of Marshalls.
Arnside to Grange:
Toilets are at the beginning of the walk on Arnside prom please only use cafe / pub toilets if you are a customer there it is only fair. There are also toilets at the finish of the walk located opposite Grange lido.
Chapel Island: TBC