REGISTRATION is open for Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s annual Cross Bay Walk, from Arnside Pier to Kents Bank railway station, on Saturday, June 22.

The eight-mile route across the treacherous but beautiful sands of Morecambe Bay will be led by new Queen's Guide Michael Wilson, a fisherman.

The walk, which is suitable for children aged seven-plus and for dogs, is one of only a handful of yearly fundraising events organised directly by the Rosemere cancer charity itself.

The 2018 walk had to be cancelled because heavy spring rainfall had made some of the channels too deep and fast-flowing to cross safely.

So, this year, Rosemere's north Lancashire and south Cumbria area fundraising co-ordinating Julie Hesmondhalgh has worked to secure 450 walk places – 100 up on its 2018 tally – to ensure anyone disappointed last summer should be able to secure a place this year.

Julie said: “The walk is very popular and places are sought-after but our supporters’ safety and wellbeing is obviously paramount to us.

"Last year, we had a 360-strong walking party eager to make the crossing. Walk day itself was sunny and warm but heavy rainfall earlier in the year, which had caused flooding in the Lakes, meant that despite seemingly glorious conditions, it was just too dangerous.

“Hopefully, this year’s walk will happen. It’s a great experience if you’ve never done it and, even if you have done it before, the sands are constantly changing so the route across the bay is never exactly the same.”

To sign up at £10 per person, visit or call 01772-522913.

For anyone needing to use public transport to get to the start, there will be coaches to take walkers from Grange railway station at 8.15 am for the walk’s 9am start. To book, phone the number above.