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Get out there! Explore Morecambe Bay in new ways - join in with our events this Summer

A Summer of Opportunities and Events around the Bay!

Want to experience and explore some of the Bay's wonders? Join us for inspiring events and participation opportunities. There is something for everyone!

We have a host of activities and events allowing you to experience and explore Morecambe Bay's beautiful coastline, intriguing cultural heritage and abundant wildlife. Highlights of the programme include The Bay Archaeology Festival: Rediscovering the Bay's old ways. The Shifting Sands Symposium and 'Ducks and Chicks' walk. For those who want to get involved in conservation, we have ongoing bracken clearance around nationally important scheduled monuments and beach cleans throughout the summer months. See website for details. 

Search all our events here. Early booking is recommended!

To celebrate the Festival of British Archaeology, we are hosting a packed programme of events as part of the Bay Archaeology Festival: Rediscovering the Bay's old ways. Over two weeks between the 16 - 31 July, the festival includes fascinating lectures and guided walks and talks, to family fun days where budding young archaeologists can get involved with trails, art, dig boxes, re-enactment and Minecraft as well as Lego workshops!. So pop the dates in your diary and get involved, there is something for everyone.

The Shifting Sands Symposium will be of interest to anyone involved in studying, monitoring, volunteering, managing or working on sand dunes or shingle. Some great presentations from the National Trust and RSPB. The highlight of the event will be visiting the shifting sand dunes at Walney and Lytham St Annes. 

If you have some spare time, some skills to offer and a willingness to get involved, we're keen to hear from new volunteers - please do contact us to find out about our current volunteer and training opportunities.

We hope to see you at one of our events soon!
 

Bay Archaeology  Festival: Rediscovering the Bay's Old Ways

Saturday 16th - Sunday 31st July, Various locations around the Bay

There is something for everyone as the festival delves into the history and secrets of some of the Bay’s most intriguing sites. Some of the most iconic and important sites located around the coastline form the basis of the lectures, guided walks and talks offering a diverse and rich programme of events. Festival highlights include family days, with a special Lego workshop where we will recreate some of the Bay’s landmarks. Also rare guided tours of Furness Abbey with English Heritage and a specialist archaeological walk to Piel Island.

All events are free but have limited capacity so we do advise early booking to avoid disappointment!

More details of the events included in the festival can be found at

www.morecambebay.org.uk/events

Team updates!

Congratulations to Sophie Cringle and husband on the birth of their first child. Olivia was born on the 3rd June 2016. Jill Salmon is covering Sophie's role for the duration of her maternity leave. We also welcome back Jenny Wain as our newly appointed Funding and Development Officer
Shifting Sands Symposium

Monday 18 July - Tuesday 19 July, Kendal and site visits
 
A 2 day workshop in for anyone involved in studying, monitoring, volunteering, managing or working on sand dunes or shingle. Fascinating presentations and site visits are taking place including:

National Trust - Coastal Adaptation Study for Sandscale Haws and what it means for future management, 
RSPB- Using drones/UAVs for gathering evidence to influence management, Sand Dune and Shingle Network- Management and restoration of dune habitats, 
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation - Opportunities for conserving reptiles and amphibians in sand dunes

Site visits to the Dunes of Barrow Project and the Fylde Sand Dunes Project.  
 
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Ducks and Chicks - Eider creche walk

Tuesday 28 June - Ulverston

Join us for a short family-friendly walk alongside the Levens Estuary as we look for crèches of eider chicks from nearby breeding colonies as they find their wee webbed feet. We should also see other breeding birds, including some of the predators which can make life difficult for the young ducklings.

Tickets: £4 per person (£2 children) Book here to avoid disappointment.

Beach cleans


Various dates and locations 

Find out whats happening on your favorite beach in the Bay. Help us to keep our beautiful beaches clean so everyone can enjoy them this summer. Have a fun day out at the same time. We have many Beach cleans organised over the summer months at various locations across the Bay. 


Visit our events page for further details. 

Military Heritage Training on Walney Island

Are you interested in the 20th c military heritage of the Bay? Join a skilled team from Manchester Metropolitan University providing FREE training for volunteers, enabling them to locate, record and interpret the fascinating WW1 and 2 structures on South Walney Nature Reserve. Two on site training sessions on Wed 29th June and Sat 2nd July, and an interpretation workshop on Sunday 10th July, where we bring our findings together. 
Booking essential
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