The Lancaster Canal Trust represents the interests of all users of the Lancaster Canal and campaigns for the conservation of the Lancaster Canal and restoration of the "Northern Reaches" from Tewitfield to Kendal.

About Membership:
Membership is open to anyone of any age, to families as well as individuals and organisations. Our present membership includes anglers, boaters, naturalists, ramblers and those who simply enjoy walking along the towpath. We welcome both active members and those who wish to take a less active part but have an interest in the canal. The Trust publishes a magazine, Waterwitch, which is sent free to all members twice a year.

During the winter months, members participate in Working Parties to help the restoration and/or maintenance of the canal. During the summer, members crew our own Trip Boat NB Waterwitch. With five crew needed each Sunday and Bank Holiday (plus Saturdays in August) to drive the boat, talk to the passengers and man the shore base we are always looking for more volunteers.

The Trust attends a number of events along the whole length of the canal to publicise our cause and to raise money. We are always in need of more volunteers to staff our stand. Members give illustrated talks to interested groups throughout the year, and we are keen to add to our panel of speakers.

Do Join Us:
A warm welcome is offered to everyone, so please either apply and pay online using the online form and links below, or if you prefer, print out a copy of the Application Form and send this with a cheque to the address provided.

Membership Form
Family membership covers one or two adults and any children under 16 years of age at the same address.

Individual Life membership is for one person

Affiliate covers public bodies and non profit organisations.

Remittance: Please send your crossed cheque or postal order payable to the Lancaster Canal Trust with this form. If you join in the last three months of the year your subscription will be paid until the end of the following year.

Standing Orders: A form will be included in your New Members Pack.

Gift Aid: Please tick the Gift Aid button below if this applies. I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 28p of tax on every £1 that I gave up to 5 April 2008 and will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give on or after 6 April 2008.

Volunteering: If you would like to volunteer see the volunteering page on the website in the Trust section. Also Opportunities for Volunteers is included in your New Members Pack.

Thank you for joining us, we value your membership!

After filling out the online application form, please pay via one of the links below, according to membership type. Payments are made through PayPal, all major credit/debit cards accepted.

For those wishing to pay by cheque, please use the Application Form