Lancaster Canal :: Shared Description

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
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SD4931 : Towpath along the Lancaster Canal by Mat Fascione
SD4757 : Burrow Beck Bridge No 92 by Mat Fascione
SD5042 : Towncroft Farm and the Lancaster Canal by Mat Fascione
SD5918 : Botany Bay Permanent Moorings by David Dixon
SD4665 : Boats moored along the Lancaster Canal by Mat Fascione
SD4848 : Lancaster Canal and the Smithy Leisure Park by Mat Fascione
SD4664 : Lancaster Canal Towpath South of Belmount Bridge by David Dixon
SD4634 : Dairy cattle next to the Lancaster Canal by Mat Fascione
SD5171 : Kellet Bridge Farm and the Lancaster Canal by Mat Fascione
SD4863 : Lancaster Canal and the Lune Aqueduct by Mat Fascione
SD5230 : Lancaster Canal in Preston by Mat Fascione
SD4862 : Lancaster Canal  1965 by Alan Murray-Rust
SD4854 : Lancaster Canal, Lock Keeper's Cottage by David Dixon
SD5170 : M6 motorway bridge crossing the Lancaster Canal by Mat Fascione
SD4931 : Lea Malt Kiln Bridge No 18 by Mat Fascione
SD4861 : Footbridge No 103 crossing the Lancaster Canal by Mat Fascione
SD4834 : Towpath along the Lancaster Canal by Mat Fascione
SD4761 : Lancaster Canal towpath in Lancaster by Mat Fascione
SD4861 : Lancaster Cathedral and canal by Mat Fascione
SD4868 : Bolton Turnpike Bridge No 123 by Mat Fascione
SD4970 : Lancaster Canal in Carnforth by Mat Fascione
SD4845 : A6 New Road Bridge No 63B by Mat Fascione
SD5031 : Ribble Link by DS Pugh
SD4767 : Hest Bank, Lancaster Canal by David Dixon
SD4734 : Cows next to the Lancaster Canal at Blackleach by Mat Fascione

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

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