Trip Boat

The Lancaster Canal Trust extends a cordial invitation to visitors and local residents alike to come aboard their trip boat "Waterwitch" and enjoy a short cruise along the lovely Northern Reaches of this famous and historic waterway.

"Waterwitch" is a traditionally designed 28ft narrowboat and can accommodate 12 passengers. She is based at Crooklands bridge 5 miles south of Kendal just off the A65. The boat is crewed by a team of fully trained and certificated volunteers who are all members of the Lancaster Canal Trust. 

Tickets: Adults £3, Children £1. If you're making a special trip you can check the boat is operating by calling 07504 710 351

2017 Trip Boat Season

Monday 1st May and then every Sunday & Bankholiday Monday, through to 30th September

Plus Saturdays in August.

Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Approximately every 40 minutes. No booking - first come, first served. Weather Permitting!


Countryfest at the Westmorland Showground - Weekend of the 3rd & 4th June 2017

Heritage Day (including "The Gunpowder Trail" guided walks) - Saturday 9th September 2017

Westmorland County Show - Thursday 14th September 2017

Where to find us

Take the B6385 to Milnthorpe opposite the Crooklands Hotel (LA7 7NW) and park in one of the two lay-bys just over the bridge, near to the red circle indicated on the map below. 

Trip Boat Charters

Would you like celebrate an event or give your group a trip to remember?

"Waterwitch" is available for private charter with capacity of up to 12 passengers and trips of up to one hour. Educational groups are frequently handled in multiple short trips interleaved with bankside appreciation of the canal's history and ecology. Please note that Waterwitch is an open boat and has no facilities on board, and so clothing appropriate to the weather forecast is advised.

Use the Contact Us form, or email to request further information. Alternatively phone: 07504 710 351