Summer weekend devoted to Morecambe Bay Walk Galloway’s fundraiser

Posted on - 21st April, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News
Supporters of Galloways taking part in the walk across Morecambe Bay in 2021

A sight loss charity is devoting a weekend in the summer to its famous Morecambe Bay Walk fundraiser.


Galloway’s fundraising weekend will take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August and each day will have a different route to walk.

Both routes will include iconic views of Morecambe Bay, recently made famous by ITV drama ‘The Bay’.

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The walk on Saturday will be a five-mile walk starting in Sandgate, Nr. Flookburgh, at 11.30am. Guide to the Sands, Raymond Porter will lead walkers out to the beautiful Chapel Island.

The walk on Sunday will begin in Arnside at 1pm. The 7-mile route will pass through the River Kent to end in Grange-over-Sands and will be led by Guide to the Sands, Michael Wilson.

Up to 1,000 walkers can take part across the weekend. Participants will raise vital funds for Galloway’s work supporting blind and partially sighted people to live full and independent lives.

Over the years, the event has raised tens of thousands of pounds for local people living with sight loss for the Penwortham-based charity.

Charlotte Carnell, Events Coordinator at Galloway’s, said: “We are so excited for people to experience the new Chapel Island route. 

“Last year’s walks quickly sold out, so make sure you don’t miss out – sign up today!”  

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Guide to the Sands, Raymond Porter said: “It will be fantastic to lead Galloway’s out to Chapel Island for their first time on this part of the Bay.

“The Island has a vast history and is home to a great array of birds, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy!’’

Guide to the Sands, Michael Wilson said: ‘‘I’m really looking forward to getting out on the Sands with Galloway’s for another unforgettable day crossing the river Kent. Raising funds for this important local charity is a highlight of our year.”

To register, visit or call Charlotte on 01772 744148.

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