Books and Videos

The Complete Guide to the Lancaster Canal

The Complete Guide to the Lancaster Canal is the definitive guide to the Lancaster Canal published by the Lancaster Canal Trust

An order form for the Fifth Edition can be downloaded from this website.

Latest updates to the fourth and fifth editions are available online here.

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Three Lancaster Canal Walks

This 6 page booklet provides a guide to three easy walks: Crooklands to Stainton 6km), Sedgwick (4 or 6km) and Cinderbarrow to Greenlands Farm (3km). The guide can be downloaded from this website.


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Lancaster Canal Maps & DVDs

Waterway Routes publishes electronic maps and bow camera DVDs of many of the UK's canals and rivers popular with boaters. They have recently added the Lancaster Canal to their catalogue.

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The Lancaster Canal - DVD

This video takes you on a boating adventure from Tarleton on the Rufford Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal through Preston, Lancaster and Carnforth to the Northern Reaches, visiting Glasson Dock branch on the way. 



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Lancashire Walks and Wildlife

Lancashire Walks and Wildlife is a monthly magazine launched in March 2013 offering information on how to get the most from your Lancashire countryside, with picturesque walks through the county's rich landscape and a detailed look at the region's diverse wildlife.



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Life on the Lancaster Canal

By Janet Rigby

Janet Rigby was born in Preston and married into a family with a long history of working on the Lancaster Canal. The result of extensive research, Janet has used archived reports, newspapers, tapes, films and interviews. This book is about the people of the canal and their education, housing, horse-keeping, life on board, cargoes, working practices and accidents.


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Building the Lancaster Canal

By Robert Philpotts

A book full of facts and figures presented in such a way as to make reading easy. It manages to give the reader a feel of the time and encourages you to read on using its colouful narrative.



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A Walkers Guide To The Lancaster Canal

By Robert Swain

This book does not claim to be a complete history of the canal. There are many gaps in its story as things which were looked upon as commonplace at the time and went unrecorded would now be of real historical interest. Never the less, this book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the history of the cut.


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Lancaster Canal Walks

By Mary Welsh
Illustrated by Christine Isherwood

This is an excellent guide and a must for anyone wishing to make the most of the towpath or the boater who wants to stop and stretch his or her legs. The maps are small but clear and the relevant pathfinder and landranger maps are referenced for each walk.


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Carry On Up The Lune

VHS Running time 2 hours 29 mins.
Cert. E

"Carry on up the Lune" these words were heard as NB. Progress turned east into the Lune estuary, out of the Irish Sea. NB. Progress had just become the first 70' narrowboat past Blackpool Tower!!



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