Beauty surrounds, health abounds
Morecambe Bay, like many coastal communities in the North West of England, has been impacted heavily by loneliness and isolation during the global pandemic.
Reconnecting with nature can have a positive impact on people’s wellbeing. Taking time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the seaside together is a well-known method of helping combat depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.
By helping people to immerse themselves in various activities including guided walks, rock pooling, beach cleans and art, 'The Bay: A Blueprint for Recovery' will benefit the communities of Wyre, Morecambe and Barrow-in-Furness, while also helping to support and alleviate some of the stresses on our NHS.
Free coastal nature sessions
Our free coastal nature sessions will help you get back outside in a safe and relaxed environment. We'll meet in small groups once a week at one of our COVID-secure locations to enjoy a range of activities aimed at supporting wildlife and helping you to feel happier and healthier. We’ll help you to get out into nature, while also helping the environment that surrounds us.
Get in touch with us and we will help you find a session that speaks to you, all whilst helping you really appreciate and look after our Bay.
A biodiverse coastline
The Morecambe Bay area is a hotspot for wildlife, with key areas including:
- Coastal and floodplain wetlands– saltmarshes, lowland raised bogs and freshwater wetlands in valleys.
- Species-rich grasslands – on coastal headlands and limestone escarpments.
- Native woodlands- supporting rare butterflies, plants and woodland birds.
The Bay is an internationally important nature conservation site, supporting one of the biggest over-wintering and passage populations of wading birds and wildfowl in Britain.
The Bay: A Blueprint for Recovery project is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery as part of the ‘Postcode Recovery Fund’ - designed to help communities recover from problems exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.