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Lancashire-Lakeland Link

Cumbria, Lancashire

114 km / 71 miles
A route northerly from Preston to Windermere, that takes in significant sections on the Lancaster Canal towpath and also uses former railway lines, parkland and riverside, providing easy access to castles, pele towers and mansions. En route it visits Garstang, Galgate, Lancaster, Carnforth, Silverdale, Milnthorpe, Levens and Kendal.

The route links with the Dales Way at Burneside.

The book is out print but used copies may be found on Amazon.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Former Railway
Start: SD527301 - Preston, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Finish: SD413987 - Windermere, Cumbria View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Lancashire-Lakeland Link  (Jack Jowett  - 1994 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 90, 96, 97, 102
OS Landranger Active 90, 96, 97, 102
OS Explorer 7, 41, 286, 296
OS Explorer Active 7, 41, 286, 296

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation
1 km
62 km
Group Accommodation
4 km
72 km
Bunk House
3 km
82 km
Hostel Accommodation
2 km
95 km
Hostel Accommodation
2 km
112 km

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Route Profile:

124.3 km (77.2 miles)
1,715 m (5,627 ft) ascent
230 m (755 ft)  maximum height

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