2019 marks 200 years since the completion of the main line of the lancaster canal. The lancaster canal trust represents the interests of all users of the lancaster canal and campaigns for the conservation of the lancaster canal and restoration of.
The lancaster canal trust represents the interests of all users of the lancaster canal and campaigns for the conservation of the lancaster canal and restoration of.
Lancaster canal trust. When this failed the aim of the society became to re open the canal between tewitsfield and kendal. A route for the canal was surveyed in 1772 by engineer robert whitworth but it was another 20 years before a route surveyed by engineer. The trust operates a trip boat from crooklands 6 miles south of.
History of the lancaster canal. We work with canal and river trust inland waterways association waterways recovery group lancaster canal regeneration partnership county councils local authorities and other canal users. 4 00 per competing pair paid out to the.
Open to competitors aged 18 above on the day of the match entry fee 40 00 per pair per qualifier optional 10 00 pools payment per competitor payable on the day of the qualifier s prize money for the winning pair from each qualifier is payable from entry fees. As part of the bicentenary celebrations we ve joined forces with the lancaster canal trust and lancaster sculptor alan ward to restore the missing canal milestones between preston and kendal. This can be done safely without the draining the canal.
The lancaster canal trust formed in 1963 with the aim of preventing the northern extension of the m6 closing the navigation north of carnforth. The northern reaches restoration group nrrg and the lancaster canal restoration partnership aim to restore the canal from tewitfield to kendal. Lancaster canal trust members volunteers newsletter july 2020 working weekend sat 11th sun 12th firstly there is a need to lift out the stop planks in order to reseal the bottom one.
There are nine partners. The m6 cuts across the canal at 3 points but it is possible to take the canal underneath one could be. The lancaster canal trust is a corporate member of the inland waterways organisation.
Secondly the top of the off bank needs strimming. The initial impetus for the lancaster canal came in around 1770 from merchants of lancaster wanting a link to the coal deposits around west houghton and to the markets of manchester to the south and to kendal in the north. British waterways cumbria county council inland waterways association kendal town council lancashire county council city of lancaster council lancaster canal trust.
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.