18 Lancaster Canal

12th May 2019

Walk: Kendal to Lancaster Canal – The Northern Reaches

For: Adults and Children

Duration: 3-4 hours

Distance / Ascent: 8miles/13km, minimal ascent

Grading: Easy

Description: This walk has been included in the programme to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the canal from Kendal to Tewitfield completing the route to Lancaster and onwards to Preston, which had previously been opened in 1797. Although largely filled in the route of what was known as the “black and white” canal, because of the frequent loads of coal and limestone, offers easy walking through pleasant countryside with the occasional canal bridge standing incongruously in open pasture.

Meeting Place: Kendal Bus Station

Meeting Time: 11:30 for the 11:55 bus No. 567 to Crooklands Hotel. Start walking at approx. 12:15pm.

Leader / Organisation: Colin Boothman / Kendal Ramblers

Equipment: Strong footwear, waterproofs, packed lunch / drink

Dogs: Yes – if on lead

Max No People: 20

Cost: £3+bus fare


12th May 2019

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