There is a small anonymous group of people – Morecambe Beach Buddies who clean the beach on a regular basis. They started in 2015 and clean beaches from the Morecambe Town Hall to Half Moon Bay at random times.
If people want to get involved in tidying the beaches then there is always plenty to do with 2 tides a day.
This blog is intended to raise awareness of organizations and activities which people can get involved in to improve the environment of the Morecambe Bay SSSI.
Coronavirus update June 2020. Only a few beach cleans this year, some in Jan and Feb but did a ‘Beach Margin Clean’ along the rocks/beach armour, and a South Beach Clean in the last month. The first time the family Morecambe Beach Buddies were out was today though – 14th June – on the South Beach. Thanks to Will, Amie and Mark at Lancaster City Council for their continued help and support. Also the always helpful team of public realm at Lancaster City Council – who see us on the beach and take the full bags away and offer further bags if needed.
If any groups in the Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth to Silverdale area covered by Lancaster City Council wish to borrow equipment for a cleanup on Beaches, Parks or Cycle Paths etc then click on the link for details
Lancaster City Council @LancasterCC send an employee out on the Morecambe North Beach (Clock Tower) after events and if needed.
The public realm dept at Lancaster City Council will provide litter picking equipment to groups and individuals who are dedicated to tidying up the Beach, Parks or elsewhere. Contact by email. PublicRealm@Lancaster.gov.uk
Amie, from @LancasterCC (at @MorecambeBeach on twitter) tidies up the beaches with her tractor. This is done twice a week May to September and also when there is a large amount of debris. She also – along with others – does litter picking along the Prom along with Mowing grass and other activities
@LoveMyBeachMPB – which is part of @MorecambeBayUK Charity – do beach cleans every week in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Solway Coast. Apply via website. Website of Love my Beach
Marine Conservation Society do Beach Cleans, mainly at Half Moon Bay, Heysham. The amount and type of litter and plastic is logged scientifically. @MCSLancs on twitter also @MCSUK Marine Conservation Society
A couple of local Schools have been active on the beaches @Morecambe_ST and @TrumacarPrimary.
Active Lancashire charity have done Beach and Promenade Cleans @ActiveLancs
Kiko Mathews is visiting Morecambe on her 3 month cycle around Britain and Beach Cleaning at the same time in the summer of 2019 @KikPlastic. Kiko did Atlantic solo row.
Team Pluto of @NCS @Inspiraforlife have done beach cleans on Morecambe South Beach.
@SASCampaigns do a National Beach Clean occasionally.
@KeepBritainTidy do National Campaigns – in association with the Daily Mail for the Great British Spring Clean Link to Keep Britain Tidy
The Daily Mail currently have a Great British Spring Clean campaign Mar 22 to April 23 2929 Details of Daily Mail along with the local authorities and @keepBritainTidy.
@2minBeachClean started by Martin Dorey @CamperVanLiving is a great organisation to encourage people to pick up litter. Currently there is a ‘beach Clean board’ outside the Clock Tower Cafe in Morecambe when it is open with a litter picking stick for the public to have a go.
Beach Clean Board in association with @lovemybeachMBP with Amie on the tractor in the background.
If there are any dog fouling issues on the Beach or elsewhere the contact details of the Dog Warden are in this link Dog Warden
if there are any Issues concerning the beaches of Morecambe, Heysham and Silverdale etc then contact Lanncaster City Council switchboard and give the details. I have always found them to be very helpful Lancaster City Council Website
Will add to the blog if there is further information @ChrisJCoates
Coastal Cyclists, Runners and Walkers added as I hear of them. I have met Quintin Lake, Karen Penny, Jonathan Camfield and Chris Lewis as they walked past Morecambe. I did a few blogs of Walkers, Runners and Cyclists a couple of years ago. Let me know if you find other people, or if something needs amending. Will try to keep it going for a while. I have started a Twitter account @UkAround Twitter for Coastal Travellers
I have made a Twitter list of those I currently know have started or intend to start in 2019 onwards. If you click on ‘Subscribe’ then the list will be added to your twitter account so that you can see the tweets of your fellow travellers. I hope its of help.
Chris Coates @ChrisJCoates
New *** Barney Lee. Walking coastline of Mainland Britain. Charity HNPP
New *** Leigh Corrie Feb 2020
New *** Met on 4th OCT 2019 Jonathan Camfield. Walking
New *** Lewis Stephens Cycling
New ***Terry Marsh-Dementia Coastal Walk UK June 6/7 2020
New ***Jen Crossingham @JenCrossingham Doing Coast In stages since 2013
New ***Chris Elliott. Has completed much of UK Coast
New ***April 2019 Mary Hickey. Cycling around Ireland for 2nd time,
New *** Gerry O’Boyle running around the Coast of Ireland in Stages
NEW *** Martin and Maureen Shipley Starting Robin Hoods Bay 14th Feb 2019 Charity for @thrombosisUK On Facebook not Twitter
NEW *** Jozef Jupiter Started June 2018 Walking around England Coast Path 2800 Miles. Started from Kent. Last walk 2 of 2 Deal to Dover. Not on Facebook or twitter
Jonathan Camfield. Walking Clockwise but not sure if UK or Britain Mainland. Has been walking coast in stages for 5 years and has completed 45%. Not posting on social media. Walking for the enjoyment. Just randomly met him on Heysham Beach. Heading up to Levens in Cumbria on the 5th October 2019
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I am walking 1,000 miles again in 2019 the walking boots are going back on… This will be my 4th year doing this challenge and I’m actually aiming to beat 1,243 as that was last year’s final total. Follow my progress this year at https://www.facebook.com/pg/1000milesin2019
I started this challenge originally in 2015 and walked 1,045 miles, which works out at roughly 20 miles every week, this might not sound like a massive target but it was the “EVERY week” which was hard. Just having the time to do it was a big challenge, along with our lovely UK weather. My initial reasons for doing this were mainly health based, though I like walking it gets hard sometimes to motivate yourself to put your boots on after a busy day in the office when it’s pouring down outside, I was hoping that by having this target I wouldn’t let the exercise slip.
The challenge became harder when my hips deteriorated and I was diagnosed with severe arthritis in both hips, I had to grit my teeth a bit to get the challenge over the line and trekking poles were a big help. But I completed the 1,000 miles on Sunday 1st November 2015 at Grimwith Reservoir in the Yorkshire Dales. I also lost 5 stones into the bargain.
I had 2 total hip replacements in 2016 one in January, and the other in September, so unfortunately I only managed 613 Miles that year, despite walking up Ingleborough 6 weeks after the first hip replacement.
In 2017 I was on my way back and managed 1,030 Miles in the year.
Then in 2018 I achieved 1,243 Miles over the year.
Unfortunately we lost mum to Parkinson’s in 2018 but I am continuing to try raise some money for Parkinson’s UK in her memory.
My mum was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2003, so I have seen first hand the effects this has on somebody’s life, the restrictions it places on their personal freedom, constant pain, tiredness and mobility issues. At the moment there is no cure for Parkinson’s which is a progressive illness, i.e the symptoms get worse over time.
Parkinson’s UK (http://www.parkinsons.org.uk) help by supporting people who have this debilitating condition & their families, as well as funding research in the search for a cure. I am hoping to raise as much as possible to help with this, with this aim I am going to leave the fundraising page up until the end of the year.
A massive thanks to all sponsors and everyone who has supported me so far, and to my wife Nicola and family for putting up with me vanishing off to the dales at every opportunity.
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Here he goes again!
In March 2016, one of Ecologia’s locally-based supporters, Simon Clark, set off on an incredible journey to run 5,000+ miles around the coastline of mainland Britain in a bid to raise money for the work we do. 15 months later, he returned, having raised almost £26,000, well over twice his initial target!
Now, just over a year since his homecoming, he’s off again! Missing the freedom of the road and spurred on by the achievement of his first 5,000 miles, Simon will soon set off to add another 2,000 to his belt by running the coastline of Ireland. In the process, he’s hoping to raise even more money to support and empower the children and young people at our projects across the world.
In May 2019, I’m going to cycle 6700km around the coast of the UK in 2019. After breaking the Atlantic world record, you might expect I’d be out for another however my challenge here is not to be the fastest but to build a community of action around the problem of ocean plastics.
Over 3 months I’ll cycle the coast of the UK, joined on each of the 12 stages by volunteer riders from sponsor organisations. At the end of each day, we’ll meet with a local school and do a beach clean together. I am so excited to do a challenge where I am with people – especially since my recent Wadi Rum Ultra Team Like A Girl challenge. Read on for more ways to get involved…
Currently at St Mawes. Walking 7000 Miles around the coast of Britain for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Wonderful with all yourcontributions so farI am on £2,200 so many thanks to you all.What a great day today,Hail storm sunshine and rain, what contrasting weather. Beautiful place a place called St Mawes, it was cloudy didn’t see much at first . Then the weather broke it was fab
Brian Burnie (73) of ‘Daft as a Brush Bluebell Bus’ is walking 7000 miles around the coastal path of Britain and Ireland. They are hoping to raise £4 Million to take the charity Nationsied and have raised £440,000 so far.
Bill Dockery and Joanna sometimes. The Scottish Vagabond
They are hoping to walk the mainland coast of Great Britain in stages.
We have already walked just over one hundred and seventy stages or individual walks with a total mileage over two thousand, two hundred miles, including most recently finishing off the South West Coast Path.
In 2017, the Naval Service celebrated the centenary of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS), formed in 1917, and recognised the vital contribution made by naval women over the last century.
To mark her close involvement with WRNS100, and her retirement from the Royal Naval Reserve, Commander Jane Allen decided to undertake a solo anti-clockwise charity walk around the coastline of mainland Britain. She estimates it will take over a year and cover approximately 5,500 miles.
Jane started from Admiral Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, in Portsmouth on 21 October 2017, and plans to finish there in the first quarter of 2019 – hence the title Victory Walk.
I am a 70 years old gritty Yorkshireman from Hull. I am now more than 2,000 miles into my walk, but still have 3,000 to go. I have been held up by atrocious weather in Cornwall and had a two week break to have an early Christmas break visiting friends and loved ones. Today I resumed my walk from Lands End to Lamorna. I am now walking in an easterly direction towards the White Cliffs of Dover
Its International Mental health awareness day on October 10th and everybody is welcome to join me from Southwold pier!! I will be walking the entire coastline of the United Kingdom clockwise to raise awareness of mental health issues and money for the charity Mind. I personally have suffered with depression and anxiety for manys years and have found walking gives me great relief from my symptoms. Mind really can make a big difference to someone’s life so please support this great cause
Not using @PetesCoastWalk Twitter now
Peter Mears, a 35-year old man from North-Yorkshire is walking the entire UK and Ireland Coastline in around 3 years, to raise funds for environmental charities – the RSPB, and Renewable World.
Peter set off on Sunday, the 30th of April 2017 from Dunnet Head in Scotland – the northernmost point in mainland UK – and hasn’t stopped since. Peter is expecting the journey to be 3 years in total – due to walking as close to the sea as possible. Expected completion could be October 2020.
My name as many of you already know is Peter Mears and I am currently trekking approximately 14,000 ( could be as many as 21,000 no one really knows!😂) miles of the UK and Ireland coastline, whilst sleeping outdoors for the entire duration to raise Funds and awareness for 2 charities, the RSPB and Renewable World.
I am not smart enough to invent the magic technological breakthrough we likely require for a sustainable future nor am I able to focus intently on a subject so as to become a specialist in one of the equally important fields such as conservation or education… but it is my hope that I can still contribute to those efforts and perhaps even help them work together one day.
Alan is from Wellington in Somerset. He has a top blog with thousands of views due to his comprehensive descriptions of each walk and his photography. The details are also posted on Scottish Hills website – details below.
Alan started by walking the Pembrokshire Coast Path and then just kept on going. Alan started in 2001 and is walking in stages.
A couple walking the UK Coast, their pictures are in the twitter feed and have only posted a few times. Fairly sure they are going around Great Britain and have sent tweet for further information.
Near Cardigan at the moment. They post the daily route and pictures on Twitter. Walking anti-clockwise around Great Britain if my map reading is correct. #UKCoastalPath #UKCoastalWalk
My UK Coastal Walk
Andy Phillips is amazing. He has just finished his 29 year Coastal Walk which he has done in stages . He has posted 1000s of photos on his previous twitter and has changed his twitter so as not to interfere with Charlton Athletic tweets and has the # of #GoingAroundTheUKCoastAgain
Good luck Andy.
Jogging and Running 4500 miles around the coast over 3 winters.
From June 2018 to June 2019, I’m walking 3,500 miles around England and Wales. My challenge is in aid of Cancer ResearchUK. I am walking in memory of my wife Melitta, who died in 2015 from cervical cancer.
We can eradicate cervical cancer in just one generation! And save the lives of 250,000 women (daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, partners, friends…) who die each year. How?
Walking the British Coastline in stages. James started in 2013 and is doing the coast in sections in no particular order.
Next section at Peterhead March 2019
The idea of doing a walk around the coastline of Britain wasn’t an instant one. I didn’t decide one day to go the nearest beach and go “Right this is it. I will now walk the entire coastline of Britain just for the sh*ts and giggles!”. No, rather it has been an idea that has been developing over a number of years, possibly from every time I’ve visited the coast and taking a little walk along the beach. Living in the Teesside area (I know how unfortunate!) I have pretty easy access to the coast, living only about 6 or 7 miles from it as the crow flies. I have spent many a day on the Costa del Teesside visiting the local coastal towns of Redcar, Saltburn and Seaton Carew and also further afield at Whitby in North Yorkshire too.
Has walked 534 miles and was last at Aberdeen
James writes a popular blog which has many useful links and also a list of other coastal walkers.
Blog on WordPress. Starting around the year 2000 Jane has done 59 Walks with her daughter Jen and the last one was October 2018 in Essex. A very meticulous photographic blog is completed after every walk.