News April 2021

News

Explore the Bay by pedal power

Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of the Bay on two wheels

Launched in June 2015, the Bay Cycle Way connects Walney near Barrow to Glasson south of Lancaster, highlighting great viewpoints and sights and offering relaxed and inspiring cycling along quiet country lanes, canal tow paths and smooth promenades.  Since it was launched in 2015 it has been bringing new visitors to explore quiet villages, historic sites and stunning viewpoints.  

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How Morecambe Bay got its name

Dr Bill Shannon, speaking as part of the Sunset Series 2021

 

Search this old chart all you like - you'll never find the name Morecambe Bay because its use is relatively recent. 

Bill Shannon’s tells us the wonderful story of how Morecambe Bay got its name – which took us back to a geographer in Alexandria who’d never left the city but used military reports to list the coordinates for a Morikambe on the north west coast of England – but where was it?

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"The more of myself I put into my sculptures, the more people respond"

Anna Gillespie, creator of SHIP speaking as part of the Sunset Series 2021

2 years ago SHIP was launched at Half Moon Bay, Heysham. To mark this birthday we welcomed Anna Gillespie, the sculptor, to tell her story in a Sunset Series artist talk.

You can watch it again along with the other talks on our YouTube channel.

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