About us

Morecambe Bay Partnership is a small charity that makes BIG things happen. We're working hard to bring benefits to the communities, heritage and environment around the Bay.  

Together, the Partnership has secured over £3.5M of external investment.  Funding that would not otherwise have come to the Morecambe Bay area.  

Our work celebrates and conserves the precious natural assets and proud cultural histories of our area.  Through a portfolio of projects, the outstanding richness and significance of the Bay’s heritage is explored, cherished and given a contemporary resonance.  We see these special assets as drivers for a strong, sustainable visitor economy and we want to bring benefits for our local communities from all our work. 

We have been especially proud that our Bay Cycle Way, launched in 2015, has opened up the Bay to new visitors and won at both Lancashire (2015) and Cumbria (2017) Tourism Awards, as well as being a finalist in the National Tourism awards (2016) for Visitor Experience. 

Another award-winning project was our work training volunteers to record oral histories to save and share the stories of our veteran fishermen.

Other projects include

  • launching an electric bike network, to make the Cycle route more accessible to more visitors
  • a broad suite of heritage and community archaeology projects,
  • training volunteers in identifying and surveying grassland flora and
  • measures to protect the roosts of wading birds so they are safeguarded and they can continue to provide a spectacle for us to wonder at, and enjoy. 

Partnerships are at the very core of how we work.  It's how we make BIG things happen even though we are small.

Our core team has 11 dedicated staff, commited to making great things happen, and all of whom care deeply about the communities of the Bay.  We have a wonderful team of volunteers running beachcleans and helping in many other ways.

Morecambe Bay Partnership is a registered charity, governed by a board of trustees. Registered charity number 1173489. We have a long-stanidng relationship with Cumbria County Council who acts as lead for some of our externally funded programmes. 

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Morecambe Bay fishing oral history project wins national award

Morecambe Bay Partnership’s Oral History volunteers and their Fishing Traditions of Morecambe Bay Oral Archive project, have received a national accolade, picking up the ‘Inspiration Award’ at the Community Archive and Heritage Group Awards 2017 i

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