Bay Cycle Way
81 mile coastal cycle route around Morecambe Bay

The Bay Cycle Way is a stunning long-distance route that takes you on a tour of Morecambe Bay, from the south west coast of Cumbria to Glasson Dock in Lancashire.

Along the Bay Cycle Way you’ll be able to take in stunning views across the bay, with a chance to detour down to the beach, where you can look out for seals at Walney, or try to get a glimpse of rare birds like ospreys or red kites.

Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Barrow in Furness to Walney Island (no accommodation) to Grange over Sands (42.4m)
Day 2: Grange over Sands to Glasson, then back to accommodation at Conder Green (42.9m)

 

£375 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£295 per person (based on two sharing)
£270 per person (based on group of 3)
£260 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Barrow in Furness to Walney Island (no accommodation) to Cartmel (35.3m)
Day 2: Cartmel to Silverdale (26.8m)
Day 3: Silverdale to Glasson, then back to accommodation at Conder Green (23.2m)

 

£490 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£390 per person (based on two sharing)
£355 per person (based on group of 3)
£340 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Barrow in Furness to Walney Island (no accommodation) to Ulverston (24.2m)
Day 2: Ulverston to Witheslack (23.1m)
Day 3: Witherslack to Carnforth (22m)
Day 4: Carnforth to Glasson, then back to accommodation at Conder Green (17m)

 

£610 solo riders (plus single supplements)
£485 per person (based on two sharing)
£445 per person (based on group of 3)
£425 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Cycling Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£160 per person (single)
£80 per person (based on two people)
£55 per person (based on group of 3)
£45 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£205 per person (single)
£105 per person (based on two people)
£70 per person (based on group of 3)
£55 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£255 per person (single)
£130 per person (based on two people)
£90 per person (based on group of 3)
£70 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Route Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Route Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Route Information
The Bay Cycle Way is a stunning long-distance route that takes you on a tour of Morecambe Bay, from the south west coast of Cumbria to Glasson Dock in Lancashire.

The route travels past a number of tourist attractions including Conishead Priory, a Gothic revival country house, Morecambe’s art deco hotel, pretty Cartmel and the RSPB’s wildlife haven at Leighton Moss. Leighton Moss has the largest reed bed in north-west England. Here you may spot otters, bearded tits, marsh harriers, egrets and red deer.

The route passes through historic Lancaster, with its’ castle and museum. Georgian architecture lines the banks of the River Lune. Take some time in Williamson Park to discover its hidden follies and stunning Edwardian-designed butterfly house.

Along the Bay Cycle Way you'll be able to take in stunning views across the bay, with a chance to detour down to the beach, where you can look out for seals at Walney, or try to get a glimpse of rare birds like ospreys or red kites.

As you travel along the route you’ll pass Glasson Dock. The harbour at Glasson originally opened in 1787 and at its height it was the largest port in the north west. Cargo from the port was transported onwards via Lancaster Canal. It’s still a busy port today and there is a small selection of shops and places to eat.

This route is a perfect and gentle introduction to long-distance cycling. For the experienced, two days is all that is needed. However, for those wanting to take their time, savour the views and visit the attractions, the three or four day itineraries are recommended.
The development of the Bay Cycle Way is part of Morecambe Bay Partnership's 700 Days Scheme which, with £0.5 million from the Coastal Communities Fund, will support over 260 tourism-related jobs and safeguard many thousands more.
Morecambe Bay has its own distinctive character. Along the route there are incredible views, world class historic sites, traditional food and rare wildlife. The Bay Cycle Way is an excellent introduction to cycle touring and will suit those who want to combine a cycling holiday with visiting local sights.

Sustrans Information
www.sustrans.org.uk

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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