Lancaster Canal (Northern Reaches - in water)

The Lancaster Canal (Northern Reaches - in water) is a narrow canal and is part of the Lancaster Canal. It runs for 8 miles and 6¼ furlongs through 8 locks from Stainton Crossing Bridge No 172 (where it joins the Lancaster Canal (Northern Reaches - filled-in)) to Tewitfield (where it joins the Lancaster Canal (Main Line)).

The exact dimensions of the largest boat that can travel on the waterway are not known. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

This waterway is excluded by default from route planning with the following explanation: "It is an isolated section"

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

Relevant publications — Waterway Maps:

Relevant publications — Waterway Guides:

Relevant publications — Waterway Histories:


A map will be shown here if you are logged on

Stainton Crossing Bridge No 172
Head of water
Stainton Aqueduct No 171 1¼ furlongs 0 locks
Stainton Bridge End Bridge No 170 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Field End Bridge No 169 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Mattisons Bridge No 168 1 mile and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Old Hall Bridge No 167 1 mile and 3¾ furlongs 0 locks
Crooklands Bridge No 166 1 mile and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Crooklands Aqueduct No 165 1 mile and 7¾ furlongs 0 locks
Skippy Aqueduct No 164a
Not visible or accessible, you can only see the stream from towpath.
2 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Millness Bridge No 164 2 miles and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Millness (motorway) Culvert No 163a 2 miles and 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Seven Milestone Bridge No 163 2 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Moss Side Culvert No 162 2 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Dovehouses Bridge No 161 3 miles 0 locks
Farleton Beck Aqueduct No 160 3 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Atkinsons Bridge No 159 3 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Thompsons Bridge No 158 3 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Hodgsons Bridge No 157 3 miles and 4¼ furlongs 0 locks
Farleton Turnpike Bridge No 156 3 miles and 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Dukes Bridge No 155 3 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Spinney (motorway) Culvert No 154a 4 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Garths Bridge No 154 4 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Holme North Road Culvert No 153a 4 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Nelsons Bridge No 153 4 miles and 5¾ furlongs 0 locks
Holme Park Bridge No 152 4 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Warehouse Bridge No 151 5 miles 0 locks
Jansons Bridge No 150 5 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
Holme Turnpike Bridge No 149 5 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Sheernest Bridge No 148 5 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Holme Mill Bridge No 147 5 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Braithwaites Bridge No 146 6 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
New Mill Aqueduct No 145 6 miles and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Burton Aqueduct No 144 6 miles and 4 furlongs 0 locks
Moss Bridge No 143 6 miles and 7 furlongs 0 locks
Yealand Road Bridge No 142 7 miles and 2¾ furlongs 0 locks
Cinderbarrow (motorway) Culvert No 141a 7 miles and 6¼ furlongs 0 locks
Saltmire Bridge No 141 7 miles and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Tewitfield Top Lock No 1 8 miles and ½ furlongs 0 locks
Tewitfield Lock No 2 8 miles and 1 furlong 1 lock
Tewitfield Lock No 3 8 miles and 1¾ furlongs 2 locks
Tewitfield Lock No 4 8 miles and 2¼ furlongs 3 locks
Lark Bridge No 140 8 miles and 2½ furlongs 4 locks
Tewitfield Lock No 5 8 miles and 3 furlongs 4 locks
Tewitfield Lock No 6 8 miles and 3¾ furlongs 5 locks
Tewitfield Lock No 7 8 miles and 4½ furlongs 6 locks
Tewitfield Bottom Lock No 8 8 miles and 5½ furlongs 7 locks
Tewitfield Culvert No 139
Culvert provides water under the A6070 for the main line
8 miles and 6 furlongs 8 locks
End of navigation, winding hole and C&RT services
8 miles and 6¼ furlongs 8 locks
There are no links to external websites from here.
Why not log in and add some (go to "Edit and Change" on the menu and select "Edit websites")?

Stainton Aqueduct - Lancaster Canal » - — from Wednesday the 23rd of December, 2015 to Wednesday the 1st of July, 2020.

The Canal & River Trust charity and Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership (LCRP) have been awarded a £1.3million grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to secure the future of Grade II-listed Stainton Aqueduct on the Lancaster Canal, near Sedgwick, in Cumbria. The grant will fund repairs to Stainton Aqueduct, which was badly damaged during storms Desmond and Eva in December 2015. Contractors will start work next week and the repair project is likely to take around nine months. The grant will also help to develop other key sites along the Lancaster Canal, such as Hincaster Tunnel and Sedgewick Aqueduct, and promote new leisure, educational and volunteering opportunities along the waterway, as part of the Partnership’s Lancaster Canal Towpath Trail project. The total cost of the restoration, interpretation and community projects is £2.2 million. This new grant, made possible thanks to National Lottery players, is supplemented by secured funding of £500,000 from the Rural Development Programme for England’s Cumbria Countryside Access Fund, £140,000 from South Lakeland District Council and smaller grants from Cumbria County Council and Kendal Town Council, which supports the Towpath Trail project. The Canal & River Trust will provide the remainder of the match funding, c£200,000 In August last year, HLF gave an initial development grant of £41,000 to scope out the project so the repairs and wider heritage regeneration activity could begin as soon as the funding green light was given. A new project officer will now be appointed for two years by the Canal & River Trust to lead the community, tourism and interpretation aspects of the initiative. Students from Kendal College and members of the local community will be invited to join in a range of activities from recording local history memories to learning traditional dry stone walling techniques. The plan is to produce two new trails, as well as wind-up audio canal character sculptures and sound and light shows deep inside Hincaster Tunnel. Stephen Higham, from the Canal & River Trust, said: “The Lancaster Canal celebrates its bicentenary in 2019 so this is a perfect time to work with the Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership to help realise our joint aspirations for wider heritage and regeneration activity. “Securing the future of the 200-year-old aqueduct is vitally important for the future prosperity of the Lancaster Canal and we are delighted the HLF grant means we can now get on with the essential restoration and repair work.” Audrey Smith, Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership chair, added: “The canal has great untapped potential as a regional visitor and tourism destination. We look forward to continuing to work with the Canal & River Trust as we breathe new life into this waterway through the Lancaster Canal Towpath Trail project.” The Grade ll- listed Stainton Aqueduct was built in 1819 and carries the Lancaster Canal, cared for by the Canal & River Trust, over Stainton Beck. Prior to the damage caused during extreme rainfall in the December 2015 storms, the aqueduct was in good condition. Emergency stabilisation works costing £250,000 were completed onsite by the Canal & River Trust in early 2016. However, these were not sufficient to open up the public right of way through the aqueduct tunnel or to enable navigation over the aqueduct (principally used by a trip boat operated by the Lancaster Canal Trust). To find out more about volunteering or donating with the Canal & River Trust, please visit or to get involved with the Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership,

Notification sent Tuesday the 18th of September, 2018


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