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Lancaster Canal

Cumbria, Lancashire

91 km / 57 miles
A towpath walk from the Ribble across the Fylde and through Lancaster and Carnforth to the Lake District.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Start: SD526302 - Preston, Lancashire View on StreetMap
Finish: SD516930 - Kendal, Cumbria View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Canal & River Trust - Lancaster Canal Lancaster Canal Trust - The Canal

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

General Interest Book North West & the Pennines: Waterways Guide 5 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)  (HarperCollins  - 2023 )
Guidebook Complete guide to the Lancaster Canal  (Lancaster Canal Trust  - 2012 )
External download Visit Lancashire - Carnforth canal walks  (Visit Lancashire  - 2000 ) Download
Guidebook A walker's guide to the Lancaster Canal  (Cicerone Press  - 1989 )
General Interest Book Exploring the Lancaster Canal : a history and guide  (Carnegie Publishing  - 2019 )
General Interest Book 200 years of the Lancaster Canal  (Pen and Sword books  - 2018 )

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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 97, 102
OS Landranger Active 97, 102
OS Explorer 7, 41, 286, 296
OS Explorer Active 7, 41, 286, 296

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Route Profile:

91.3 km (56.7 miles)
684 m (2,244 ft) ascent
68 m (223 ft)  maximum height

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