Sir Chris Bonington and conservation charity Friends of the Lake District (FLD) were joined by 120 enthusiastic walkers on Saturday 14 July for a fundraising jaunt in Morecambe Bay.
The event raised £2000 in donations for the charity's work with more still to come from sponsorship.
Led by the 'Queen's Guide to the Sands' Cedric Robinson the walkers had beautiful weather for the eight mile walk from Arnside Promenade to Kent's Bank near Grange-over-Sands. According to the hack's best friend Wikipedia, the Queen's Guide to the Sands is the royally appointed guide to crossing the sands of Morecambe Bay, an ancient and potentially dangerous tidal crossing. Cedric Robinson MBE became the 25th guide in 1963.
Sir Chris, who is Vice President of Friends of the Lake District, said:
'This was the first time I've done the walk and it was an amazing sight to see so many people walking for good causes. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the walk and am proud to support the Friends in their fundraising efforts. It was also great to meet Cedric who has become a legendary figure over many years now.'
Friends of the Lake District is the only charity wholly dedicated to protecting the landscape of Cumbria and the Lake District. Its recent campaigns have included working to extend the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, and campaigning to help the Government to change its mind about selling off the nation's forests. Friends of the Lake District also represents the Campaign to Protect Rural England in Cumbria.