Lancaster Canal (Main Line)

The Lancaster Canal (Main Line) is a broad canal and is part of the Lancaster Canal. It runs for 42 miles and 1½ furlongs from Preston Terminus (which is a dead end) to Tewitfield (where it joins the Lancaster Canal (Northern Reaches - in water)).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 14 feet wide. The maximum headroom is 8 feet and 5 inches. The maximum draught is not known.

It has junctions with the Lancaster Canal (Glasson Branch) at Lodge Hill Junction and with the Ribble Link at Ribble Link - Lancaster Canal Junction.

Notable features of the waterway include: Lune Aqueduct

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Preston Terminus
Southern end of canal
Ashton Basin ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Roebuck Bridge No 11 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Blackpool Road Bridge No 11A 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Woodplumpton Road Bridge No 12 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Savick Aqueduct No 13 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Hollinshed Fold Bridge No 14 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Hollingshead Fold Aqueduct 1 mile 0 locks
Bexhill Road Winding Hole 1 mile and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Ingolashes Bridge No 15 1 mile and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Cottam Mill House Bridge No 16 1 mile and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Ribble Link - Lancaster Canal Junction 1 mile and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Tom Benson Way Bridge No 16A 1 mile and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Cottam Hall Bridge No 17 1 mile and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Lea Malt Kiln Bridge No 18 2 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Quaker's Bridge No 19 2 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Bridge No 20 3 miles 0 locks
Brier's Bridge No 21 3 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Lea Lane Bridge No 22 3 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Ward's House Bridge No 23 3 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Ward's House Winding Hole No 1 3 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Ward's House Winding Hole No 2 4 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Salwick Hall Winding Hole 4 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Salwick Hall Bridge No 24 4 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Salwick Wharf Bridge No 25 4 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Aqueduct South of Kirkham Bridge
I think this is a Pipe Bridge not an aqueduct
5 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Kirkham Bridge No 26 5 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Six Mile Bridge No 27 5 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
New Bridge No 28 5 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
M55 Motorway Bridge No 28A 6 miles 0 locks
Kellet's Bridge No 29 6 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Roots Bridge No 30 6 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Blackleach Lane Marina 7 miles 0 locks
Stone Chimneys Bridge No 31 7 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Swill Brook Bridge No 32 7 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Swill Brook Basin 7 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Woodplumpton Aqueduct No 33 7 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Whinnyfield Bridge No 34 7 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Bell Fold Bridge No 35 8 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Moon's Bridge No 36 8 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Moons Bridge Marina
Two entrances close to each other.
8 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Hollowforth Swing Bridge 9 miles 0 locks
Hollowforth Winding Hole 9 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Hollowforth Aqueduct No 38
Over Barton Brook
9 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Hepgreave Bridge No 39 9 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Hankinson Bridge No 40 9 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Park Head Bridge No 41 9 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Park Head Winding Hole 9 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
White Horse Bridge No 42 10 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
White Horse Winding Hole 10 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Head Nook Bridge No 43 11 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Roebuck Bridge No 44 11 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Garstang Road Narrows 11 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Roebuck Aqueduct 11 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bilsborrow Winding Hole
Bilsborrow
11 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Myerscough Hall Bridge No 45
Myerscough Hall 1 mile
12 miles 0 locks
Myerscough Aqueduct 12 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Brock Aqueduct No 46
Over the River Brock
12 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Barton Grange marina 12 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Green Man Bridge No 47
Preston to Lancaster Road
12 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Green Man Field Bridge No 48 13 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Claughton Lane Bridge No 49 13 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Towncroft Bridge No 50 13 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Stubbings Aqueduct
Not Visible or accesssible you can only see stream from towpath
14 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Stubbins Bridge No 51 14 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Calder Aqueduct No 52
Over the River Calder
14 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Catterall Bridge No 53 14 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Ray Lane Bridge No 54 14 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Dobsons Bridge No 55 15 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bowgreave Field Bridge No 56 15 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Greenhalgh Castle Bridge No 57 15 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Dimples Bridge No 58
With Pipe Bridge alongside
15 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Garstang Road Bridge No 59 16 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Byerworth Bridge No 60 16 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Wyre Aqueduct No 61
Over the River Wyre
16 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
The Moorings Basin 16 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Kepple Lane Bridge No 62 16 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Moss Lane Bridge No 63
Garstang
16 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Pennine Gardens Pipe Bridge 17 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
New Road Bridge No 63B 17 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Cathouse Bridge No 64 17 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bridge House Marina (entrance No 1) 17 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Bridge House Marina (entrance No 2) 17 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Garstang Marina Entrance 17 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Nateby Hall Bridge No 66 17 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Ford Green Bridge No 67 18 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bells Bridge No 68 18 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bells Bridge Winding Hole 18 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Snape Wood Bridge No 69 18 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Davis Bridge No 70 19 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Winmarleigh Bridge No 71 19 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Kiln Tree Bridge No 72 19 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Cabus Nook Bridge No 73 20 miles 0 locks
Cartmels Bridge No 74 20 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Ratcliffe Bridge No 75 20 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Corless Bridge No 76 21 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Smiths Bridge No 77 (Forton) 21 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Stoney Lane Bridge No 78 21 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Cockerham Road Bridge No 79 22 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Richmond Bridge Winding Hole 22 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Richmond Bridge No 80 22 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Potters Brook Bridge No 81 22 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Cocker Aqueduct No 82
Over River Cocker
22 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Hay Car Bridge No 83 23 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ellel Grange Bridge No 84 23 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Double Bridge No 85 23 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Lodge Hill Junction
Junction with Lancaster Canal - Glasson Dock Branch
24 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Galgate Basin Wharf 24 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Galgate Bridge No 86 24 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Conder Aqueduct No 87
Over River Conder
24 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ellel Hall Bridge No 88 24 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Galgate Winding Hole 25 miles and 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
New Park Bridge No 89 25 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Ashton Park Bridge No 90 26 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Brankbeck Bridge No 91 26 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Tarnwater Aqueduct 26 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Scotforth Bridge No 92
Start of Burrow Heights Cutting
26 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Carr Lane Bridge No 93 27 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Pipe Bridge No XX3 27 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Deep Cutting Bridge No 94 28 miles 0 locks
Haverbreaks Bridge No 95 29 miles 0 locks
Aldcliffe Road Footbridge No 96 29 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Aldcliffe Road Railway Bridge No 97 29 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ashton Road South Bridge No 98 29 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
The Water Witch PH 29 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Lancaster Depot Footbridge 29 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Penny Street Bridge No 99 29 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Friarage Bridge No 100
Lancaster
29 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Nelson Street Bridge No 101 29 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Moor Lane Bridge No 102 30 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Wolseley Street Footbridge No 103 30 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Ridge Lane Bridge No 104 30 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Caton Road Bridge No 105 31 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Caton Road Footbridge 31 miles and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Bulk Road Aqueduct No 106 31 miles and 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Lune Aqueduct (South end) 31 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Lune Aqueduct (North end)
Over the River Lune, built by Rennie
31 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Halton Road Winding Hole 31 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Halton Road Bridge No 108 31 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Beaumont Hall Bridge No 109 32 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Beaumont Turnpike Bridge No 110 32 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Hammerton Hall Bridge No 111 32 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Folly Bridge No 112 33 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Williamsland Bridge No 113 33 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Belmont Bridge No 114 33 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Bland Lane Bridge No 115 33 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Rakes Head Bridge No 116 34 miles and ¼ furlongs 0 locks
Highfield Drive Footbridge No 117 34 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Hest Bank Bridge No 118
Hest Bank
34 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Hest Bank Winding Hole 34 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Hatlex Bridge No 119 34 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Hest Bank Swing Bridge No 120 35 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Town End Bridge No 121 35 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Bolton Church Bridge No 122
Bolton-le-Sands - Packet Boat Hotel
35 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bolton Turnpike Bridge No 123 36 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Chorleys Bridge No 124 36 miles and 3¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bolton Cinder Ovens Bridge No 125 36 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Barker's Bridge No 126 37 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
Thwaite End Bridge No 127 37 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Lundsfield Wharf 37 miles and 7½ furlongs 0 locks
Carnforth Bridge No 128
Carnforth
38 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Hodgson's Bridge No 129 38 miles and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
A601(M) Motorway Bridge
The bridge is divided into three spans
38 miles and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
M6 Motorway Bridge 39 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Kellet Lane Bridge No 130 39 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Capernwray Winding Hole 40 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Capenwray Bridge No 131 40 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Keer Aqueduct No 132
Over River Keer
40 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Capernwray Railway Bridge No 133 40 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Lovers Creek
Junction with Disused Quarry Branch
40 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Hodgesons Bridge No 134 41 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Borwick Hall Bridge No 135 41 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Sander's Bridge No 136 41 miles and 5½ furlongs 0 locks
Taylors Bridge No 137 41 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Tewitfield Old Turnpike Bridge No 138 42 miles 0 locks
Tewitfield Marina 42 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Tewitfield
End of navigation, winding hole and BW services
42 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Lancaster Canal

The Lancaster Canal is a canal in the north of England, originally planned to run from Westhoughton in Lancashire to Kendal in south Cumbria (then in Westmorland). The section around the crossing of the River Ribble was never completed, and much of the southern end leased to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, of which it is now generally considered part.

Of the canal north of Preston, only the section from Preston to Tewitfield near Carnforth in Lancashire is currently open to navigation for 42 miles (67.6 km), with the canal north of Tewitfield having been severed in three places by the construction of the M6 motorway, and by the A590 road near Kendal. The southern part, from Johnson's Hillock to Wigan Top Lock, remains navigable as part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The planned continuation to Westhoughton was never built.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Lancaster Canal
[Lancaster Canal Tramroad] [Tewitfield] [Ribble Link Trust] [Lancaster Canal Trust] [Lune Aqueduct] [Ribble Link] [River Calder, Wyre] [Glasson Dock] [Savick Brook]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 12:20