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A walker's guide to the Lancaster Canal

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Publication Type
Guidebook
Author
Robert Swain
ISBN
9781852840556
Date Published
1989
Size
174 x 114 mm
Number of Pages
112pp
Purchase Info
Second-hand copies may be available
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Cicerone publishes guidebooks for long distance walks and treks, day walks, family walks, scrambling, climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering, cycling guides, hill and mountain skills and outdoor photography. Cicerone's aim is to inspire you, and to provide the information needed to enable you to plan and enjoy your favourite outdoor activity, whether in the British Isles or overseas.


Review:

Publisher's information 2007

The Lancaster canal is a child of the canal fever of the 1700s. It runs from Preston, through Lancaster and up to Kendal. The first part of the guide provides a history of the canal's construction, its heyday and the problems it faced with the coming of the railways in the nineteenth century. It also covers its later years into the twentieth century. The second half of the book describes a walk along the canal from Preston to Kendal. It is divided into four sections of about 14 miles, but the walk can be undertaken in long or short stages according to personal preference. The canal takes walkers through the north Lancashire countryside and into Cumbria, with gentle countryside on either side. It also passes through two cities that reveal much of the industrial heritage of the region. This flat, gentle walk is ideal for all walkers and especially for those interested in the changes that took place in this area in the wake of the Industrial Revolution.


Paths Covered by this Publication:

91 km / 57 miles

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