The Lancaster Canal is an engineering masterpiece, offering 41 miles of lock-free paddling – the longest stretch in the country. The canal links Preston to Kendal and will treat you to the delights of Lancashire – Silverdale Coast, Forest of Bowland, Market Towns and more. It’s one of the only coastal canal routes in the UK, so if you’re looking for a gentle paddle, no portages and beautiful scenery and views, the Lancaster canal should be high on your hit list.
Top picks for the Lancaster Canal:
• Tewitfield To Canal Turn (Carnforth)
• Garstang to Glasson Branch (No.1 Lodge Hill Lock Bridge)
• Treales To Cartforth
• Or go to our dedicated Lancaster Canal page by clicking here for paddling routes, launches, and trails.
Don’t forget, to access and paddle along any part of the Lancaster Canal you will require a Canal & River Trust waterways licence.