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Kendal to Lancaster Canal Walk

Cumbria, Lancashire

45 km / 28 miles
A canal walk connecting Kendal with Lancaster, initially urban in Kendal the route becomes peaceful and rural, passing through or close to a series of villages and later towns until it finally crosses the River Lune to make its way into the centre of Lancaster. The canal can be followed with minor diversions where motorways cross. In Lancashire the towpath is a permissive path and in Cumbria a right of way. The route was developed by Kendal Ramblers.

The leaflet is provided as a free downloadable pdf, link below, and is also on the Kendal Ramblers website.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Start: SD515927 - Kendal, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Finish: SD477612 - Lancaster, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2015
Web Sites: Wild Walking UK - Lancaster Canal Walk [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Kendal to Lancaster Canal Walk  (Lancaster Group Ramblers ) Download
General Interest Book North West & the Pennines: Waterways Guide 5 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)  (HarperCollins  - 2023 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Route Profile:

44.7 km (27.8 miles)
401 m (1,316 ft) ascent
68 m (223 ft)  maximum height

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