About us

Morecambe Bay Partnership celebrates and conserves; connects and collaborates. From birds to beach cleans, from cycle ways to the history that shaped us, we work in collaboration with the community and other partners to deliver projects with real impact.

Our vision is a thriving Bay, rich in landscape, wildlife and culture, which connects and inspires residents and visitors alike.

One of our flagship projects is the multi-award winning Bay Cycle Way, launched in 2015.  We have won many other awards including for our work training volunteers to record oral histories to save and share the stories of our veteran fishermen.

Alongside this we have involved thousands of local people in learning about and conserving local history and nature, we’ve created new habitats, removed 50 tonnes of beach litter, trained 40 teachers, collected 100's hours of oral histories, improved access for disabled people and commissioned great art projects, by internationally renowned artists to celebrate the landscapes of the Bay. 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 dune habitats
  • measures to protect the roosts and nest sites of wading birds so they are safeguarded and they can continue to provide a spectacle for us to wonder at, and enjoy. 

Our ambition includes

  • developing new partnerships in health and well-being
  • extending the Bay Cycle Way and improving its signage and marketing
  • exploring a foot and cycle crossing of the Arnside viaduct and 
  • building on all aspects of our current portfolio. 

Our core team has 7 dedicated staff, committed 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 beach cleans 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-standing relationship with Cumbria County Council who acts as lead for some of our externally funded programmes. 

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Farmers and volunteers on rescue mission for nesting curlews

Curlew numbers are falling so fast in the valleys of South Lakeland that they may disappear altogether.

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