Lancaster canal the lancaster canal is a canal in north west england originally planned to run from westhoughton in lancashire to kendal in south cumbria the section around the crossing of the river ribble was never completed and much of the southern end leased to the leeds and liverpool canal of which it is now generally considered part. The lancaster canal is a canal in north west england originally planned to run from westhoughton in lancashire to kendal in south cumbria historically in westmorland the section around the crossing of the river ribble was never completed and much of the southern end leased to the leeds and liverpool canal of which it is now generally considered part.
It passes through the city of lancaster and as it follows the coast offers wonderful and unrivalled views of morecambe bay.
Canal system lancaster canal map. Canal boats offered many advantages. Our canal guide maps cover the most popular english welsh and scottish cruising canals and navigations. The lancaster canal holiday guide and map cruising guide including preston kendal tewitfield ribble link glasson dock lancaster lune aqueduct john rennie.
Or click view list for a full list of our canals and rivers. The canal lost its isolation from the rest of the system when the ribble link was opened in 2002. This inland waterways route map reproduced by kind permission of waterways world gives you a useful overview of the inland waterways system.
Cruising guides maps for popular uk canals and other navigable inland waterways. Opening in 1819 the lancaster canal is a 41 mile stretch of canal in the north west of england. The lancaster canal.
Download a map of navigable waterways in england wales. These were unsuitable for most of the roads at the time and unsuitable for fragile goods such as pottery. Promoted by wealthy local merchants in the late 18th century the lancaster canal was originally envisaged as a line from the bridgewater canal at worsley through to kendal.
The plans were torn up and redrawn several times and the final incarnation as seen today bears little resemblance to the original proposals. The glasson branch does involve locking but the basin at the bottom with its. Zoom in to the map to see more information about an area including nearby facilities on and by the water.
Map of uk waterways. Uk canal maps holiday cruising guides. The lancaster canal offers miles of lock free cruising from preston and the start of the ribble link to tewitfield.
Canals and rivers in england and wales map pdf 7mb individual waterways. The canal system grew in response to an increased demand for industrial transport. Previously people had had to rely on the road system and large pack horse trains.
If you re looking for a place to paddle which requires no portages and pretty scenery the lancaster canal is your best friend as over the whole of the 41 miles there are no locks. Click on the canal name or any any route on the blue uk waterways map to see that cruising guide route map.