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 4 day period from 11th to 14th June lots of people got involved in helping to celebrate the launch of this new route, with over 60 people setting out from Walney Island for the first leg of the route and local schoolchildren coming along to cheer them on their way.

The route is relatively flat, making it idea for families and leisure cyclists, and passes through a rich diversity of local heritage, local villages and wild areas, tourist attractions, etc. and provides splendid views across the Bay. The route was made possible by funding from the Coastal Communities Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund through Morecambe Bay Partnership’s 700 Days and H2H projects.

Janet Barton from Morecambe Bay Partnership said: “The launch of the Bay Cycle Way is a really exciting development for the Morecambe Bay area.  Visitors to the area will be able to experience the many wonders of this special place at a relaxed pace, taking in stunning views and sampling local produce and hospitality.  Bringing cycling tourists to the Bay area will help to support and strengthen our visitor economy, creating and safeguarding jobs.”

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