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. 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 northern reaches of the lancaster to kendal canal stretches from tewitfield south of burton in kendal to canal head in kendal 14 miles away.
Lancaster canal map route. Downloadable lancaster canal cruising map in memory map qct format. It s one of the only coastal canal routes in the uk so if you re looking for a gentle paddle no portages and beautiful scenery and views the lancaster canal should be high on your hit list. Download a map of navigable waterways in england wales.
Find local businesses view maps and get driving directions in google maps. Follow the lancaster canal from preston in lancashire to kendal in cumbria on this splendid waterside walk or cycle. The canal links preston to kendal and will treat you to the delights of the silverdale coast and forest of bowland as you paddle along it.
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 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. Automatically deducted at checkout.
From the canal there are fine views of the silverdale coast the forest of bowland aonb and the lovely wyre countryside. Canals and rivers in england and wales map pdf 7mb individual waterways. The route passes garstang lancaster and carnforth before finishing at kendal.
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. Map of uk waterways. It includes 52 structures spread along the whole route of the canal most of which are grade ii listed monuments 14 miles of tow path walks and some surviving tunnels aqueducts and locks.
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.