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The Lancaster Canal Trust
Since its formation in 1963 the main objective of the Lancaster Canal Trust has been to restore and reopen to navigation the length of canal from Tewitfield, just north of Carnforth, to Kendal. The Trust also aims to increase awareness and promote interest amongst all users of this historic and beautiful waterway, be they boaters, walkers, cyclists, or anglers
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. Copies of the latest (6th) edition can be ordered online below. This book will take you from the lively town of Preston, through peaceful scenery to the historic City of Lancaster, past the end of the navigable section at Tewitfield. On via towpath and footpath along the beautiful Northern Reaches to Kendal and the canal's original terminus. The clear and concise maps show amenities found en-route, including nearby shops, services and, of course, pubs! ISBN: 978-0-9514146-5-1
Copies of the Sixth Edition are available for £6.50 (+£2.00 P&P) from the Lancaster Canal Trust.
Please click the link below to buy online
The Lancaster Canal History
Over 200 years ago, on 22nd November 1797, the Preston to Tewitfield section of the Lancaster Canal was officially opened and a grand celebration was held to mark the occasion. At 9.30am a number of boats with local dignitaries on board sailed from Lancaster up to the Lune Aqueduct accompanied on their journey by red-coated guardsmen. In the distance an artillery salute was sounded over Lancaster Moor. This was repeated at various intervals along the route with the final round being fired from outside the town hall.