Round off a year of discovery with our latest events. And there's great news for the Bay Cycle Way too...

A different perspective of the Bay... 

We've had an incredibly successful and varied sumer programme with events to listen to the sounds of the Bay, photography workshops, butterfly and railway walks, a talk about the Bay's unique fishing heritage and the lost industry of salt-making.
We've met lots of new people through our varied training programmes, heritage open days as well as other events and together we've enjoyed discovering a whole host of fascinating things about Morecambe Bay. 

We've got two more events this year, which we think you'll love -
'Morecambe Bay in Paint'  is a family-friendly art workshop during October half-term,  and 'Writing the Flotsam and Jetsam of the Bay' is  chance for you to get those creative juices following! Find out more below.  

Morecambe Bay in Paint

Tuesday 27 October, 11am & 2pm

Lancaster City Museum

This half-term, be inspired by the beautiful big skies and wide sands of our Bay.
Working with artist Andy Hornby you will create your own landscape scene using sponges, scrunched up paper, fingers and stencils.
Family friendly art workshop. Suitable for ages 7+.
Tickets £2 per child. Places limited so please book.

Bay Cycle Way a "great route, stunning scenery" 

The Bay Cycle Way route has really taken off since we launched it in mid June.  We've been getting loads of positive feedback which can be generally summed up as "great route, stunning scenery." 
The experience is one of smooth, quiet country lanes, historic sites, country pubs, sea air along Morecambe promenade and fabulous local food.  It's invigorating and refreshing.  
It has been grabbing headlines with national coverage on BBC Countryfile (available on iPlayer until 9 Nov) , as well as reports in The Guardian, the Daily Telegraph and the Saturday Telegraph.
Cycling is good for you, not just your heart, but your soul too, so give it a go. You can get a route map from Sustrans to help you get pedaling!

Writing the Flotsam & Jetsam of the Bay

Sunday 6 December 2 - 5.30pm

Reading Room, Sunderland Point

Bring along an object or photograph relating to the Bay and spend an afternoon with poet Sarah Hymas to use this as a starting point to capture the spirit of the Bay in words.
Creative writing workshop, open to all adults, whatever your writing experience. Tickets £9 including refreshments. Please book.

Keeping up with our superstar volunteers

We post videos and photos regularly on facebook and twitter where you can hear more about training in historical research, and how some of our volunteers have seriously got into archaeological surveying. 
There's lots of different volunteer opportunities coming up. You might be interested in helping to clear scrub or is your passion birds? The Bay is incredibly important for over-wintering birds and we need volunteers for a new project to show these birds to walkers and raise awareness.  
If you're interested in hearing about forthcoming volunteer opportunities, please contact us to receive the volunteer updates. 
And do join us on facebook or twitter to hear the very latest from the team. 

Bay Cycle Way - Award finalist

We’re delighted that the Bay Cycle Way is a finalist for the
'Visitor Experience' category in the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2015. The winner will be announced on 5th November. 
The Bay Cycle Way showcases all that is great about the Bay, and there's a lovely little film too - watch it here. 

Bay stars on BBC Countryfile

Millions saw Morecambe Bay's stunning new Bay Cycle Way in all its glory, when it featured on BBC Countryfile earlier this month. Presenter Anita Rani, currently gracing the nation's screens on Strictly Come Dancing, met MBP's Susannah Bleakley and tested out the route. Watch the coverage on iPlayer now.

Volunteers uncover Bronze Age Birkrigg

Birkrigg is one of very few concentric stone circles, but the outer ring was hidden in bracken. Now, our volunteers, joined by GlaxoSmithKline, the National Trust and Cumbria Wildlife Trust have uncovered the outer ring of this special Bronze Age site. More work is planned, if you are interested just contact us.

Images: copyright Susannah Bleakley, Andy Hornby, Jan Shorrock, Steve Barber, Louise Martin and Aerial Artwork.

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