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Lancaster Canal

Lancaster Canal is one of the most beautiful waterways in Britain. 

Lancaster Canal Boats

Enjoy a Canal Cruise in the from Lancaster, Carnforth & Barton Grange, along the beautiful & tranquil Lancaster Canal. You can also travel between Carnforth and Lancaster in our Waterbus from May to October.  

'Take 5' Litterpick Volunteers Clean Up City Canal Corridor

23/3/18: On Saturday 10th March 2018, a voluntary litter pick and multi-agency fisheries patrol was conducted on the Lancaster Canal, in and around Lancaster, with the aim of improving this much-loved space for all users, as well as providing a high-visibility deterrent against wildlife and fisheries crime.

Lancaster Canal Restoration Company formed

19/1/18: Work on restoring the Lancaster Canal at Tewitfield locks, near Carnforth, continues at a smart pace thanks to the Northern Reaches Restoration CIC, a group formed by local volunteer Colin Ogden, and substantially supported by the Canal & River Trust

Stolen jewellery was dumped in Lancaster canal

1/6/17: Lancaster Police report that a cache of stolen jewellery dumped in the Lancaster canal has been reunited with its owners. Last Friday Lancaster man Gareth Hunt was sentenced to 6 years in prison in relation to a series of local burglaries.

Lancaster Canal Monthly Volunteer Working Party

Repeats every month on January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the second Saturday until Sun Dec 09 2018. Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:00 at see listing

Lancaster Canal Restoration work steams ahead

20/12/16: Work on Lancaster Canal's disused Northern Reaches, back in September (Updated 2nd February 2017): Volunteers for Friends of Lancaster Canal continued work on the disused section of its Northern Reaches over the weekend, which began back in September.

National Trailboat Festival on Lancaster Canal this weekend

30/5/15: Image: The Inland Waterways Association The Inland Waterways Association's 2015 National Trailboat Festivaltakes place this weekend (30th May - 1st June)at the Westmorland Show Ground, Crooklands, Cumbria, on the northern reaches of the Lancaster Canal.

Divers to search Lancaster Canal for wreck of 1920s diphtheria barge

30/1/15: Sunken wreck site? Lancaster Canal at Field End Bridge winding hole Divers from the Kendal and Lakes Sub Aqua Club are making plans to search the Lancaster Canal for a sunken wreck that might have been used as an infirmary barge during the 1920 diphtheria epidemic.

Crooklands Bridge repairs: “Once more unto the breach”

8/1/15: Crooklands Bridge. Photo courtesy Frank Sanderson Crooklands Bridge, a bridge over Lancaster Canal near Kendal, has a closure order for eight days to accommodate major repairs.

Friends of the Triangle conjures idyllic England

19/5/14: The Friends of the Triangle-a group dedicated to transforming the once derelict Triangle site at Aldcliffe Road into a pleasant area in Lancaster -organised a get together with a barbecue on the site on Saturday 17thMay. It was a tremendous success, with musicians mingling with the crowd, almost as though we had gone back in time to a more leisurely England.

Lancaster Unlocked once more for Heritage Open Days

5/9/13: The Lancaster district will be throwing open its doors again this year when local buildings of every age, style and function take part in the biggest free celebration of England's history, heritage and culture.

Walks on Lancaster Wildlife corridor

29/8/13: Lancaster Canal walkers last weekend, led by Reverend Hullah. Photo: Frank SandersonWalking the Lancaster Canal Wildlife corridor is becoming more and more popular.

Up with the Jolly Roger! Success for school's pirate themed canal trip

27/6/13: Sailing under the Jolly Roger, a coach party of 55 children from Heron Hill School, Kendal, enjoyed trips on Lancaster canal in the narrow boat ‘Waterwitch’ from Crooklands Bridge landing stage this week. The trips were well organised by the school and split into groups of 11 children and one Teacher/minder to accommodate all would be buccaneers.

Jail for Lancaster canalside robber

29/10/12: Nathan Holden21-year-old Heysham resident Nathan Holden has been jailed for four years his part in a robbery on Lancaster Canal earlier this year. Holden was with two teenagers when the group targeted a man walking along the canal back in late April. The trio asked the man for the time and when he got his £200 mobile phone out to respond it was taken from him.

Friends of the Triangle invite you to "Eat Cake and Have Your Say"

18/9/12: Photo: Friends of the TriangleFriends of the Triangle - a residents’ group hoping to transform a derelict piece of land into a public green space and community garden in Lancaster - are holding an ‘Eat Cake and Have Your Say’ event on Sunday 23rd September between 2 and 4.00pm, at the Aldcliffe Road Triangle (located between Aldcliffe Road and the canal, opposite the end of Regent Street) Friends...

New edition of historical novel set in Lancaster released

10/6/12: A new edtion of The Lancaster Crossing by local author Christopher Oxborrow has just been released. Re-published this month, ten years after its original publication, The Lancaster Crossing is a novel set over 200 years ago, opening in the busy port of Lancaster. When men toiled to build our canals, fortunes made on distant oceans paid for their labour and materials.

Lancaster Police hunt tow path robbers

3/5/12: Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery that occurred near to the canal towpath in Lancaster on Monday afternoon (30th April). The incident took place around 1.45pm on the grassy area adjacent to the canal towpath at the rear of the Riverview Day Centre on Langdale Road.

Attempted robbery in Lancaster

23/12/11: Police are appealing for information following an attempted robbery of a man in Lancaster. Around 8.40pm on Monday 19h December, an 18-year -old man from the city was walking along the canal footpath between Shaw Road and Moor Lane when he was approached by two men. They forced him to the ground and while one held him down the other emptied his pockets.

Police appeal for witnesses after Lancaster canalside robbery

18/2/11: Police are appealing for witnesses after a man had his laptop stolen last weekend -- and was then thrown into the canal. The incident happened on Saturday 12th February between 10.00 and 10.25pm. The victim, who is a local man, was approached by two men as he approached the canal tow path from Ridge Street Bridge.