Lancashire & Cumbria Branch

Blackburn Office Lock gates

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.


Events

We have a programme of talks running from September to April to which everyone is welcome. These take place at Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley. See directions to the meeting venues.

See full events calendar


Contact the Branch

Les Fragle
lancsandcumbria@waterways.org.uk

Local Waterways

A Lancaster canal bridge

Carlisle Navigation Canal (disused)
Lake District (lakes on which navigation rights exist)
Lancaster Canal

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

River Lune
River Ribble
Ribble Link
Ulverston Canal (disused)

Scottish Waterways:

Caledonian Canal
Crinian Canal
Forth & Clyde Canal
Union Canal