Registered address

Lancaster Canal Trust,  c/o Lancaster District CVS. 

The Cornerstone,  Sulyard St, Lancaster,  LA1 1PX

Secretary, David Gibson

Chairman,  Robin Yates  

Membership, Carol Haigh

Boat Manager, Ian Treanor

Treasurer,  Jim Mayes  

Specific email enquiries may be sent to the above persons.

General enquiries to

Postal enquiries to the registered address above.

The Lancaster Canal Trust is a waterway society and a registered charity no.1167020. Formed in 1963 by local canal enthusiasts prevent the northern extension of the M6 motorway closing navigation north of Carnforth.  The volunteers became the Association For The Restoration of the Lancaster Canal with its aim to reopen the canal from Tewitfield locks to Kendal. The Association later became a registered Charity and finally a Registered Charity Incorporated  Organisation (with limited liability). The Trust's constitution may be viewed under the heading "What We Do" at the top of this page. In recent years the Trusts main activity has been the re-watering of a quarter-mile length of the canal north of the village Stainton about 4 miles south of Kendal  

The Lancaster Canal Trust is a Corporate Member of The Inland Waterways Organisation. We work with Canal and River Trust, Inland Waterways Association, Waterways Recovery Group,  Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership,  County Councils, Local Authorities and other canal users. The trust operates a trip boat from Crooklands 6 miles south of Kendal from May to September. Details under the heading "What We Do" at the top of this page.

The trust has produced a new edition of their ever-popular canal guide with large scale maps and illustrations. For further details refer to Guidebook under the heading "The Canal", at the top of this page...