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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
by David Dixon

Created: Thu, 28 Jul 2011, Updated: Wed, 28 May 2014

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SD4863 : Halton Road Bridge No 108 by Mat Fascione
SD4861 : Lancaster Canal and Cathedral by David Dixon
SD5031 : Entering the Lancaster Canal by Stephen McKay
SD4766 : Lancaster Canal towpath at Hest Bank by Mat Fascione
SD4855 : Galgate Marina by David Dixon
SD4766 : Lancaster Canal, Hatlex Bridge by David Dixon
SD4863 : Turf zone "BulkBridge" by Ian S
SD4850 : Ratcliffe Bridge No 75 by Mat Fascione
SD4632 : Lancaster Canal at Molly's Plantation by Mat Fascione
SD5230 : End of the canal by DS Pugh
SD4855 : Galgate Bridge No 86 by Mat Fascione
SD4867 : Lancaster Canal in Bolton-le-Sands by Mat Fascione
SD4944 : Byerworth Bridge No 60 by Mat Fascione
SD5037 : Park Head Bridge No 41 by Mat Fascione
SD5381 : Lancaster Canal looking South from Dovehouses Bridge by Chris Heaton
SD4844 : Canal Basin - Lancaster Canal by John M
SD4852 : Narrowboats moored next to Richmond Bridge No 80 by Mat Fascione
SD5070 : Hodgson's Bridge No 129 by Mat Fascione
SD4969 : Thwaite End Bridge No 127 by Mat Fascione
SD4845 : Pennine Gardens Pipe Bridge by Mat Fascione
SD4848 : Kiln Tree Bridge No 72 by Mat Fascione
SD5043 : Lancaster Canal overflow by Mat Fascione
SD4760 : Aldcliffe Road Footbridge No 96 by Mat Fascione
SD5040 : Barton Grange Marina, Lancaster Canal by David Dixon
SD4766 : Boats moored along the Lancaster Canal, Hest Bank by Mat Fascione

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