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Lancaster Canal

Description of Lancaster Canal: This 42 mile canal runs from Tewitfield to Preston and was from its openning detached from the main canal system although it had a connecting tram-way link from 1803 until 1860s. The opening of the Ribble Link in 2002 finally gave it a waterway connection to the main system.

History of Lancaster Canal: Promoted by Acts of 1792, 1793, 1796, 1800, 1807 and 1819. Two miles of canal have been closed at Preston and the waterway above Tewitfield was closed by the Transport Act of 1955.
For more details see the History page.

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Canoeing on the Lancaster Canal

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  • The Millennium Ribble Link , Released in 2003, 1 hour 15 minutes Produced by VideoActive, The story of the long endevour to make a water link to the Lancaster Canal Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon
  • Fred on Water , Released in 2003, 1 hour 13 minutes Produced by Visionimpact, The 2002 canal journey of Fred Talbot, the TV weather presenter, including the Ribble Link, Lancaster Canal, Anderton Boat Lift and the Falkirk Wheel. Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon
  • Carry On Up the Lune Chris Coburn, 2 hours 29 minutes Produced by Laurence Hogg Productions, To the Lancaster canal to see it all! via the Irish sea and return via the Dee, epic adventure cruising Available on tape. Order on video tape from Amazon

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Lancaster Canal: Length 72 foot, beam 14 foot 6 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Lancaster Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Preston

Termination of Canal

0

0

N

SD525302

0

B5411 Road Bridge No 12

0.5

0

N

SD520309

102

Savick Aqueduct No 13

Over Savick Brook

0.9

0

N

SD518312

102

Ribble Link Junction

Junction with Ribble Link Cottam Mill Bridge to the east.

1.5

0

N

SD508312

0

Salwick Hall Bridge No 24

4.4

0

N

SD467322

102

Salwick Wharf

4.6

0

N

SD464324

102

Kirkham Bridge No 26

5

0

N

SD464330

102

Swill Brook Basin

7.5

0

N

SD484347

102

Woodplumpton Aqueduct No 33

Over Woodplumpton Brook

7.8

0

N

SD489350

102

Hollowforth Aqueduct No 38

Over Barton Brook

9.1

0

N

SD506363

102

Roebuck Bridge No 44

11.5

0

N

SD508395

102

Myerscough Hall Bridge No 45

Myerscough Hall 1 mile.

11.8

0

N

SD510400

102

Brock Aqueduct No 46

Over River Brock

12.4

0

N

SD506404

102

Preston to Lancaster Road Bridge No 47

A6

12.6

0

N

SD510410

102

Calder Aqueduct No 52

Over River Calder

14.5

0

N

SD506434

102

Greenhalgh Castle Bridge No 57

15.8

0

N

SD501448

102

Wyre Aqueduct No 61

16.5

0

N

SD490448

102

Garstang

16.9

0

N

SD485452

102

Richmond Bridge No 80

22.8

0

N

SD484523

102

Potters Brook Bridge No 81

Cocker Aqueduct over River Cocker

23.3

0

N

SD487526

0

Lodge Hill Junction

Junction with Lancaster Canal - Glasson Dock Branch Junction with the Glasson Dock Branch

24.1

0

N

SD481545

102

Galgate Basin Wharf

24.3

0

N

SD481546

102

Conder Aqueduct No 87

Over River Conder

24.8

0

N

SD478551

102

Scotforth Bridge No 91

At the start of Burrow Heights Cutting also known as Brantbeck Bridge

26.4

0

N

SD471574

102

Lancaster, Bridge No 98

29.3

0

N

SD475610

97

Lancaster, Moor Lane Bridge No 102

29.5

0

N

SD480616

97

Lune Aqueduct No 107

Over the River Lune, built by Rennie.

31.9

0

N

SD484638

97

Hest Bank Bridge No 118

34.5

0

N

SD469663

97

Bolton-le-Sands, Church Bridge No 122

Packet Boat Hotel

35.8

0

N

SD482677

97

Carnforth Bridge No 128

38.3

0

N

SD500704

97

M6 Motorway Bridge

38.9

0

N

SD512709

97

Keer Aqueduct No 132

Over River Keer

40.5

0

N

SD529719

97

Capernway Arm

Disused Quarry Branch

41

0

N

SD528723

97

Borwick Hall Bridge No 135

41.5

0

N

SD524729

97

Tewitfield Old Turnpike Bridge No 135

42

0

N

SD520734

97

Tewitfield Bottom Lock (Closed)

End of Navigation

42.3

0

U

SD519736

97

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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