Sandgate to Chapel Island Walk


We are back with another fantastic fundraising challenge!

This walk is a fantastic alternative to the Morecambe Cross Bay Walk. Starting at Sandgate, the bay walk really is a unique walk with a visit to the historic Chapel Island. Chapel Island is an amazing area with a huge amount of historic values.

  • Registration-  adult: £12, children: £7 and dogs: FREE.
  • Route – 4.5 – 5.5 miles
  • Duration – 2.5 to 3.5 hours
  • Emergency vehicles – 1 Quad
  • Difficulty – Walkers should be able to walk at a leisurely pace, it is not a race however it is not a slow stroll.
  • Minimum age – 6 years unless being carried by parent.
  • Dogs Welcome.

Getting to Sandgate:

The most popular way to arrive at Sandgate, Flookburgh is by car, you turn onto Main Street in Flookburgh and then drive straight over the hill until you reach Sandgate. Your nearest train station is Cark & Cartmel. All walks end back at the starting point. Toilets are also available at the start & finish point.

Starting at Sandgate the bay walk really is a unique walk in itself with a visit to the historic Chapel Island. Walkers are expected to arrive 1 hour prior to the walk start time to ensure that you register your arrival with Raymond or with your chosen charity.


Raymond will start his briefing at the designated start time of the walk. Raymond and his team shall be wearing bright yellow t-shirts. Kindly respect social distancing when gathering for the briefing. Raymond will introduce himself and explain the walk in detail. The walk will only set off once we notified the coastguard our walker numbers. Charities are required to give us their final number of walkers on the day so we can inform the coastguard of exact number walkers.

The Walk:

As we set off we walk along the headland of Sandgate out on the Bay itself, care must be taken as the ground could be slippery, sensible footwear is required, all walkers MUST walk behind Raymond at all times. This is for your own safety.

Once out onto the sand we shall meet up with our Quad Bike, the Quad is not a toy to have a ride on, they are our emergency vehicle should someone fall ill we can get them off the sands safely and quickly. Feel free when stationary to chat to our driver and take photos and don’t forget to tag us @guideoversands on your social media. At this point of the walk shoes can be removed to experience the barefoot walk of the bay.

Chapel Island:

Chapel Island is a amazing area with a hug amount of historic values, we ask you keep dogs on leads and children within a close proximity for safety as the Island itself is rocky. Walkers are not allowed to walk onto the Island due to the birds that live there however Raymond will advise where you can and cannot go.

Once we reach the island walkers can enjoy a drink and some snacks for around 30 minutes, throughout the walk we stop to ensure all walkers are walking as one group and the gap from the front to the back doesn’t stretch out too far.

Finishing Point:

As we leave the sands at Sandgate, all walkers are to follow Raymond and once off the sand we then walk along the headland of Sandgate, shoes can be put on at this point.

Once we arrive back to Sandgate you have then completed your walk.



Once you have registered it is time to fundraise!

The registration fee covers the cost of the event and any additional sponsorship raised goes directly towards the vital care provided by the Hospice. We kindly ask each family to raise £100 in sponsorship to help us to continue supporting those in our local community! You will receive a sponsorship pack to help you with your fundraising.

A great way of raising donations is to set up a JustGiving page or a Facebook fundraising page.


One of the easiest ways to raise sponsorship is to start your own JustGiving page in aid of Pendleside Hospice and share the link with your friends and family so they can sponsor you to complete the walk and make donations to support your cause.

Click here to create your own JustGiving page.

Facebook Fundraising

Facebook is a fantastic way to raise money, you just start the fundraiser in aid of the Hospice and share it with your friends… It is really that easy!

Just make sure that you include Chapel Island in the title so we can keep track of your fundraising page!


Register for an event

Personal information

Group name:
If you are walking as part of an organised group please put your group name here.
First name:
Last name:
Date of birth:

The minimum age to take part in this event is 6 years old - on the date of the event. All walkers should be confident in walking 7 miles in sometimes difficult terrain. Parents will be entirely responsible for their own children throughout the walk and may be required to carry them if necessary. All walkers aged 16 or under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian throughout the walk.

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Dog name:
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