A unique walking experience

The Queen’s Official Guide to the Sands will lead a walk across the biggest expanse of tidal mudflats and sand in the UK. It is only possible at certain times of the year and under expert guidance.

Gather at the seaside village of Arnside and come prepared to walk the sands and paddle the waters as you cross the bay. Allow between 3-4 hours for the eight mile walk which takes in incredible, expansive views. Finishing at Kents Bank Railway Station near Grange-over-Sands, a popular way to return to Arnside is to catch the two carriage train back. Many end the afternoon with fish and chips, a meal or a brew at a pub.

Please be aware that there will be water – at least knee deep - to walk or wade through and that there’s uneven ground at the end of the walk as we reach Kents Bank.

Getting involved in our challenge events is a great opportunity to set yourself a personal goal, achieve something memorable and inspire other people! Profits from the event, and money raised through fundraising by competitors, support our work to improve the life chances of children, young people and families.

Adults can sign up £10 and under 16's for £5. Under 18's must be accompanied.

Find out more on our Challenges site here