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 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

from 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 Charityand 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 aquarter mile length of 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 Asoociation, Waterways Recovery

Group,  Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership,  County Councils, Local Authoriries and

other canal users.

 The trust operates a tripboat 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..







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, Peter Jones


Specific email enquiries may be sent to the  above persons.

General enquiries to

Postal enquiies to the registered address above.