Head to the coast at glasson dock here lies the mouth of another famous lancastrian waterway the river lune this circular walk takes in both the canal and the railway line which skirts the lune estuary. Lancaster canal from preston to tewitfield lancashire.
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Lancaster canal map pdf. The construction of the lancaster canal was first proposed in the 18th century to facilitate the transport of coal from the pits in the south of lancashire to the farmlands surrounding north lancashire and the towns of lancaster and preston it was also envisaged that farm produce from preston and. The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 14 feet wide. The lancaster canal main line is a broad canal and is part of the lancaster canal it runs for 42 miles and 1 furlongs from preston terminus which is a dead end to tewitfield where it joins the lancaster canal northern reaches in water.
This has 17 x full a4 pages of maps plus 4 cover pages. Download a map of navigable waterways in england wales. The only guide you will need to the lancaster canal reviewer.
Save 10 on both when you buy a lancaster canal map and dvd together. The plans were torn up and redrawn several times and the final incarnation as seen today bears little resemblance to the original proposals. The paid for maps cover the whole canal the free maps below only cover the restoration section.
Carrying a copy on your boat will transform an enjoyable canal trip into an amazing experience with absolutely everything you need to know condensed into 92 pages. Canals and rivers in england and wales map pdf 7mb individual waterways. Approximate download size is 20 mb.
Automatically deducted at checkout. Easy walk with nice pubs see 292 traveller reviews 130 candid photos and great deals for lancaster uk at tripadvisor. Just north of lancaster the sea shore is only a few hundred yards to the west and you can see the sands of morecambe bay and across to the magnificent mountains of.
Thinking of doing the lancaster canal in the near future. This inland waterways route map reproduced by kind permission of waterways world gives you a useful overview of the inland waterways system. The spot where the lancaster canal enters glasson dock by john lenehan.
This is a downloadable lancaster canal cruising map in acrobat pdf format the same map is also available as a downloadable lancaster canal cruising map in memory map qct format. The lancaster canal runs for 42 lock free miles through pleasant pasturelands overlooked for most of the way by the foothills of the pennines from which hang gliders often soar. You will need acrobat reader or equivalent software loaded on your computer or the acrobat reader app or equivalent.
Downloadable lancaster canal cruising map in acrobat pdf format. Map of uk waterways. Well don t not without a copy of the latest edition of the complete guide to the lancaster canal.
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.