6 great walks along the Lancaster Canal

PUBLISHED: 08:57 21 January 2020 | UPDATED: 12:17 25 April 2020

Bridge on Glasson spur of the Lancaster Canal system by Keith Carter

Bridge on Glasson spur of the Lancaster Canal system by Keith Carter

Keith Carter

The Lancaster Canal runs from Preston in the south to Kendal in the north. This is a selection of walks that take in sections of the route.

Lancaster Canal near Barton by Keith CarterLancaster Canal near Barton by Keith Carter

Barton

Set off from the village of Barton which is just a short drive north of Preston and explore the Lancaster Canal.

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Lancaster Canal near Garstang by John LenehanLancaster Canal near Garstang by John Lenehan

Garstang

Garstang is a lovely little market town on the banks of the River Wyre, this walk takes in a riverside section to lead out along the Wyre and a Lancaster canal section to lead back.

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The spot where the Lancaster Canal enters Glasson Dock by John LenehanThe spot where the Lancaster Canal enters Glasson Dock by John Lenehan

Glasson Dock

Head to the coast at Glasson Dock, here lies the mouth of another famous Lancastrian waterway, the River Lune, this circular walk takes in both the canal and the railway line, which skirts the Lune estuary.

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Lancaster Canal Reflections at Galgate by David YoungsLancaster Canal Reflections at Galgate by David Youngs

Cockerham

A circular walk starting out from Caockerham which heads across to the junction of the Lancaster Canal with the Glasson branch and passes by Third Lock Bridge and the former Ellel Grange estate.

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The Lancaster Canal at Hest Bank by Kirsty ThompsonThe Lancaster Canal at Hest Bank by Kirsty Thompson

Hest Bank and Carnforth

The Lancaster Canal runs directly from Hest Bank on Morecambe Bay to Carnforth which lies between two Areas of Natural Beauty, Silverdale and Arnside and Forest of Bowland.

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Walking a disused section of the Lancaster Canal by John LenehanWalking a disused section of the Lancaster Canal by John Lenehan

Levens

Venturing onto the southern boundaries of the Lake District, this walk takes in the beautiful River Kent, a deer park and the disused section of the Lancaster Canal.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

 

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