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The Complete Guide to the Lancaster Canal

The Complete Guide to the Lancaster Canal is the definitive guide to the Lancaster Canal published by the Lancaster Canal Trust An order form for the Fifth Edition can be downloaded from this website. Latest updates to the fourth and fifth editions are available online here. This book will take you from the lively town of Preston, through peaceful scenery to the historic City of Lancaster, past the end of the navigable section at Tewitfield. On via towpath and footpath along the beautiful Northern Reaches to Kendal and the canal's original terminus. The clear and concise maps show amenities found en-route, including nearby shops, services and, of course, pubs!

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ISBN: 978-0-9514146-4-4 Copies of the Fifth Edition are available for £6.50 (+£1.70 P&P) from the Lancaster Canal Trust.


Three Lancaster Canal Walks

This 6 page booklet provides a guide to three easy walks: Crooklands to Stainton 6km), Sedgwick (4 or 6km) and Cinderbarrow to Greenlands Farm (3km). The guide can be downloaded from this website.

This guide contains colourful maps and directions to complete 3 easy walks.

Download the Guide to All Three Walks (PDF 2MB). or download the walks individually:

Walk 1: Crooklands to Stainton - This is a flat walk that's all-terrain pushchair friendly, on grassy surfaces. The round trip is about 6km.

Walk 2: The Sedgwick 4km or 6km are great walks for families and children, They are not pushchair friendly, however, as there are several stiles. Best get your baby-back-pack on!

Walk 3: Cinderbarrow to Greenlands Farm - A lovely 3km walk, in between two picnic sites, full of natural interest, and taking in some of our canal heritage along the way. Look out for kingfishers!

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This guide contains colourful maps and directions to complete 3 easy walks.