Tag Archives: Morecambe Bay

Closed – Consultation: Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing – 30th Seaward Licensing Round Draft Appropriate Assessments

Closes 5 p.m. 29th March 2018 The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has opened a 6 week consultation on draft Appropriate Assessments for oil and gas licensing Blocks applied for in the 30th Seaward Licensing Round. In July 2017 the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announced the 30th Seaward Licensing Round. As a

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Morecambe Bay Cycle Way wins Cumbria Tourism Award for Tourism Experience of the Year

On 21st June Morecambe Bay Partnership picked up the coveted Cumbria Tourism Award for Tourism Experience of the Year 2017 for the Bay Cycle Way. The Bay Cycle Way developed by Morecambe Bay Partnership in partnership with Sustrans, is part of the National Cycle Network and connects Walney Island to Glasson, just south of Lancaster. Funded

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Date for your diary: Morecambe Bay Partnership Conference, 5th April 2017, Grange-over-Sands

Morecambe Bay Partnership has announced the date of its 2017 conference, which this year takes place in Grange-over-Sands. This news was reported as part of their December 2016 newsletter which covers information on a new electric bike network along the Bay Cycle way. The newsletter which is available here also details upcoming events and training

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Morecambe Bay Shifting Sands Symposium – 18th & 19th July 2016

Morecambe Bay Partnership is hosting a two day ‘Shifting Sands Symposium’ to be held on the 18th and 19th July in Kendal, Cumbria. The symposium will explore the management and monitoring of sand dunes and shingle around Morecambe bay with site visits to Walney Island the Fylde coast. The event is ran by a partnership which

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North West Coast Connections Undertake Marine Surveys Under Morecambe Bay

The National Grid are currently undertaking major marine surveys in Morecambe Bay to gather information for the North West Coast Connections project. The project aims to create a tunnel between Heysham power station in Lancashire and Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria to directly route electricity cables. This route corridor is needed to accommodate energy created by the new nuclear power

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Understanding Morecambe Bay – Spring and Summer Events by Morecambe Bay Partnership

Morecambe Bay Partnership are hosting numerous events this summer ranging from a ‘Eider Courtship Walk‘ and ‘Wildlife Taster Days‘ to  sessions on ‘Incredible Edibles: Coastal Foraging‘. In order to help understand more about the heritage of the bay, MBP are running ‘Archaeological Geophysical survey training‘ days taking place between 25th and 29th April and an ‘Archaeology Festival: Rediscovering

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Morecambe Bay Cycle Way – Highly Commended in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016

Huge congratulations once again to the Morecambe Bay Partnership on the wonderful Bay Cycle Way which, following its local success last year in the Lancashire Tourism Awards, has now been recognised nationally at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016. The Bay Cycle Way was Highly Commended in the Tourism Experience of the Year category at the

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Closed – Consultations on Marine Protected Areas

It’s a busy time for marine conservation; in addition to the recent announcements of 23 new Marine Conservation Zones Defra and Natural England have launched 6 consultations on new or extended Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in English waters – including one which combines the existing Morecambe Bay and Duddon Estuary MPAs by adding extensions –

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Bay Cycle Way wins Best Visitor Experience at the Lancashire Tourism Awards!

Huge congratulations to Susannah Bleakley and her team at Morecambe Bay Partnership and their partners, Sustrans for achieving this wonderful accolade to their hard work and dedication in creating a new / enhanced visitor experience around Morecambe Bay! Susannah,  Executive Director, and Janet Barton, 700 Days Coordinator of Morecambe Bay Partnership collected the award at the

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130 km Bay Cycle Way (National Route 700) launched!

Morecambe Bay Partnership, working in partnership with SUSTRANS, have launched the new Bay Cycle Way with a 4 day long celebration of the opening of this key new long-distance cycle route around Morecambe Bay. The route starts at Sandy Gap on Walney Island and runs around the Bay to Glasson Dock, near Lancaster. Over the

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