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 meeting venues page. During the summer months we hold occasional workparties.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
The branch also produces a regular magazine Towing Path Topics.
We have a meeting venues.running from September to April to which everyone is welcome. These take place at St Chad’s Parish Centre, 235 Town Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, PR6 8AJ. See directions to the
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This will be held at St Chad’s Parish Centre on Saturday April 6th 2019
The programme of events is as follows;
|11.30||Welcome and short update on the Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership and the Lancaster Canal bicentenary celebrations by Audrey Smith OBE.|
|1.00||Region Chairman Sir Robert Atkins and awarding of the Region Prizes.|
|Presentation on the history of the Lancaster Canal by Bill Froggatt|
|2.00 – 3.00||A chance to walk along the disused length of the Lancaster Canal where it separates from the Leeds & Liverpool near Johnsons Hillock. This walk will be led by Bill Froggatt, C&RT Heritage Advisor and includes a tunnel so boots and a torch are suggested.|
|3.30||Finish, (the hall will be available for a comfort break up to 3.30)|
Cost £10.00 per person to include lunch and a hot drink with lunch, money will be collected on the door.
Email Alan Platt Region Secretary by 23rd March.