Sunday, 12 April 2009

Lancaster Canal

Going for a walk one evening while in the Lake District, Malcolm and I discovered the Lancaster Canal. Having stayed in the area several times before, we were amazed that we had not found it before.

Only about 42 miles of the canal are still navigable. The canal was first surveyed in 1772 but work on it's construction was not started until 1792.
Added to and extended over many years it was finished by about 1826. It eventually linked with the Leeds - Liverpool Canal. An act of Parliament authorised it's closure in 1955.
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