A set of free walks around the Morecambe Bay area is being led by experts.

The walks are part of Morecambe Bay Partnership’s Festival of the Bay.

Those taking part will be able to discover important woodland sites, take in magnificent 360-degree views of the Lake District fells or even encounter islands and castles.

The leaders of the walks are Morecambe Bay Partnership Chief Executive Susannah Bleakley, who has led the Partnership for 16 years, before which she was an Exploration Geologist; John Murphy, who has been guiding walkers across the sands of Piel Island for 30 years, along with Will, the warden of South Walney Nature Reserve and Natural England’s Reserve Manager at Roudsea Nature Reserve.


The first walk is this Saturday (August 4) at 11am. This is a guided walk for all around Roudsea Wood and Mosses National Nature Reserve. The Natural England Reserve Manager will lead this fully accessible walk. Trampers are welcome.

The sceond walk is 'Exploring Hampsfell' on Saturday, August 11, at 2pm. One of the finest viewpoints on Morecambe Bay, Hampsfell offers magnificent 360-degree views of the Lake District fells, the Howgills and across the Sands. This walk will be led by Susannah Bleakley.

The South Walney Discovery Walk takes place on Wednesday, August 15, at 1pm with the local warden.

On Sunday, August 19 at 10am you can walk to Piel Island with guide John Murphy.

The walks are all free but you people need to book at www.morecambebay.org.uk/events