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    Default Lancaster Canal Northern reaches?

    Hi- does anyone know this? The British Waterways canal guide says it is navigable by canoe between Lancaster and Kendal. If so are there any easy put-ins for a return trip heading North then back?

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    Looking at the pictures here it looks rather dry at the top.

    >> http://www.lctrust.co.uk/pages/the-c...ual-cruise.php

    But the River Kent seems to run quite close to the canal.

    >> http://v1.www.cleo.net.uk/content/ge...r2Sea/KENT.HTM

    MickT
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    Thanks for this Mick, it doesn't look like there's enough North of Tewittfield to keep us interested. I was just looking for a relaxing day trip with small kids .

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    Relaxing day trip with small kids ? Try Foulridge Wharfe (free parking)to Greenberfield on the Leeds/Liverpool canal. There is a canalside pub at Salterforth and a small cabin cafe at Greeberfield (that may/may not be open yet)- and no locks !!

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    Thanks Peddler- That's our next day out.

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    Nigrac,
    yes north of the locks it is navigable, till about 5 miles outside kendal where the is no water as its been dammed. There is even a waterways trust narrow boat that runs up and down a section of it as part of the campaign to get it reopened all the way to kendal. I would put in at fellside garage (off m6 jct36 head on the road to kirkby lonsdaleand take the first exit of the next rounderbout you come to about 400 yards) this will save a couple of portages around the m6 and still give a days paddle.
    Regards Retro

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