SD5920 : Walton Summit Branch, Lancaster Canal

taken 6 years ago, near to Wheelton, Lancashire, Great Britain

Walton Summit Branch, Lancaster Canal
Walton Summit Branch, Lancaster Canal
The Walton Summit branch of the Lancaster Canal ran from the end of the tram road at Walton Summit to the bottom of the locks at Johnson's Hillock.
Lancaster Canal
The Lancaster Canal was 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.The southern part, from Johnson's Hillock to Wigan Top Lock, remains navigable as part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The planned continuation to Westhoughton was never built.

The Lancaster canal is currently only open to navigation for 42 miles from Preston to Tewitfield near Carnforth. The northern terminus at Kendal can no longer be reached; the canal north of Tewitfield having been severed in three places by the construction of the M6 motorway, and by the A590 road near Kendal in the 1960s

LinkExternal link Canal Junction
LinkExternal link Wikipedia
LinkExternal link Lancaster Canal Trust
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Date Taken
Monday, 30 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Lancaster 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5908 2071 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.8743N 2:37.2599W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 5911 2067
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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