6 great walks along the Lancaster Canal
- Credit: Keith Carter
The Lancaster Canal runs from Preston in the south to Kendal in the north. This is a selection of walks that take in sections of the route.
Set off from the village of Barton which is just a short drive north of Preston and explore the Lancaster Canal.
Garstang is a lovely little market town on the banks of the River Wyre, this walk takes in a riverside section to lead out along the Wyre and a Lancaster canal section to lead back.
Head to the coast at Glasson Dock, here lies the mouth of another famous Lancastrian waterway, the River Lune, this circular walk takes in both the canal and the railway line, which skirts the Lune estuary.
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A circular walk starting out from Caockerham which heads across to the junction of the Lancaster Canal with the Glasson branch and passes by Third Lock Bridge and the former Ellel Grange estate.
Hest Bank and Carnforth
The Lancaster Canal runs directly from Hest Bank on Morecambe Bay to Carnforth which lies between two Areas of Natural Beauty, Silverdale and Arnside and Forest of Bowland.
Venturing onto the southern boundaries of the Lake District, this walk takes in the beautiful River Kent, a deer park and the disused section of the Lancaster Canal.