Welcome to the pages of the Lancashire and Cumbria branch of the IWA.
We cover a wide area of North-West England and the whole of Scotland.
Included in our area is that part of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal from Lydiate ( Bridge 17 ) to Greenberfield Locks, including the Rufford branch.
Other canals in our area are the Lancaster Canal ( including the Ribble Link, Glasson branch and the Northern Reaches ), Ulverston Canal ( disused ), Forth & Clyde Canal, Union Canal, Crinan Canal and Caldonian Canal.
There is currently restoration work occurring on the Northern Reaches of the Lancaster where local volunteers and IWA's Waterway Recovery Group is extending the length that is in water towards Kendal.
We have a programme of talks running from September to April, to which everyone is welcome. These take place at Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley directions to the location can be found on the meeting venues page. During the summer months we hold occasional workparties.
The branch also produces a regular magazine Towing Path Topics.
See full events calendar