10 Lancaster Canal - The Northern Reaches - Crooklands to Kendal

Walk: Kendal to Lancaster Canal - The Northern Reaches - Crooklands to Kendal

For: Adults and Children

Duration: 3-4 hours

Distance / Ascent: 8miles/13km, minimal ascent

Grading: Easy

Description: This walk has been included in the programme to recognise the importance of the Lancaster and Kendal canal part of which is currently being partially restored or repaired. We will follow the northern reaches from Crooklands to Kendal along the tow path or through pleasant countryside with the occasional canal bridge standing incongruously in open pasture. Although it has largley been filled in the Canal was known as the "black and white" canal, because of the frequent loads of coal and limestone.

Meeting Place: Kendal Bus Station

Meeting Time: Saturday 9th May. 11:30 for the 11:55 bus No. 567 to Crooklands Hotel. Start walking at approx. 12:15pm. (Times to be confirmed when the summer 2020 timetable is issued.)

Leader / Organisation: Colin Boothman / Kendal Ramblers

Equipment: Strong footwear, waterproofs, packed lunch / drink

Dogs: Yes - if on lead

Max No People: 20

Cost: £3+bus fare

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