Walk: Kendal to Lancaster Canal – The Northern Reaches
For: Adults and Children
Duration: 3-4 hours
Distance / Ascent: 8miles/13km, minimal ascent
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
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