The Hidden Dangers of Morecambe Bay

The Hidden Dangers of Morecambe Bay

The Morecambe Bay coastline is renowned for its treacherous conditions. The bay’s 120 square miles of swirling currents and constantly-shifting mudflats include some of the most dangerous quicksands in Britain. With rapid and fast-rising incoming tides, unpredictable quicksands and shifting channels great care should be taken when walking on the sands. Down the years the sheer unpredictability has trapped the unwary on numerous occasions.

The dangers of Morecambe Bay are such that Royal guides were first appointed 600 years ago to show travellers a safe route across the sands.

The current guide, Cedric Robinson, takes thousands of people a year on guided walks across the bay. For anyone interested in the walks further details are available from Cedric Robinson or from the Tourist Information centre here in Grange.

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