About us

Morecambe Bay Partnership celebrates and conserves; connects and collaborates. From birds to beach cleans, from cycle ways to catching fishing tales Morecambe Bay Partnership delivers projects that make great things happen for our communities.

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

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 a small charity.

Our core team has 10 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-standing relationship with Cumbria County Council who acts as lead for some of our externally funded programmes. 

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Featured Story

Catch the Fishing Hut as it travels around the Bay

Throughout the summer we have been following The Fishing Hut, a handcrafted traveling gallery shed, as it has been appearing at various coastal events and locations around Morecambe Bay.

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