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Lancaster Canal, Lancaster

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The Lancaster Canal is a canal in the north of England, originally planned to run from Westhoughton in Lancashire to Kendal in south Cumbria (then in Westmorland). The section around the crossing of the River Ribble was never completed, and much of the southern end leased to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, of which it is now generally considered part.Of the canal north of Preston, only the section from Preston to Tewitfield near Carnforth in Lancashire is currently open to navigation for 42mi, with the canal north of Tewitfield having been severed in three places by the construction of the M6 motorway, and by the A590 road near Kendal. The southern part, from Johnson's Hillock to Wigan Top Lock, remains navigable as part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The planned continuation to Westhoughton was never built.HistoryThe line of the canal was first surveyed by Robert Whitworth in 1772. In 1791, John Longbotham, Robert Dickinson and Richard Beck resurveyed the proposed line, and a final survey was carried out later the same year by John Rennie.
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  • We visit Lancaster a lot, and the canal has been a real treat for us, always pleased to find something so calming in the midst of a bustling city. The walk from Lancaster to Carnforth particularly, ov...  more »
  • I went here a couple of weeks ago and it's a nice family walk the canal is really clean and the people are kind  more »
  • Because we live so close to the canal we forget how beautiful it is and how far it stretches. The route we often take is from Galgate, along to the spur and then down by the locks to Glasson Dock. The...  more »