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Lancaster Canal

Lancaster Canal

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

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Recommended by 43 out of 43 cyclists
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Tips

  • Amy

    Running 42 miles (67.6 km) from Preston to Kendal, the Lancaster Canal took over 30 years to complete, opening in 1826. The canal was used to transport boats carrying coal and other commercial traffic until 1947.

    Today, the peaceful canal is popular among cyclists and walkers, as well as varied wildlife.

    • March 2, 2020

  • Andrew Ross

    Generally rough paths but ridable on all bikes. Picturesque views and plenty of pubs to stop at on the way.

    • May 6, 2018

  • SparklyBlueBike

    Beautiful canal with a good towpath. Amazing views across the bay.

    • September 2, 2018

  • David Brown

    Easy towpath cycling, designate a national cycleway route.

    • October 12, 2020

  • Tribalmick

    I cycled from Garstang towards Lancaster earlier this week. For a lot of the 7 or 8 miles I did, the vegetation was shoulder high, and leaning across the path at times. Proceed with caution.

    • June 10, 2022

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Top Touring Cycling Routes to Lancaster Canal

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  • Easy
    01:54
    18.9 mi
    9.9 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
  • Easy
    01:17
    13.0 mi
    10.2 mph
    300 ft
    275 ft
  • Easy
    01:06
    10.5 mi
    9.6 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:07
    21.7 mi
    10.3 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:27
    24.8 mi
    10.1 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
  • Intermediate
    03:49
    39.2 mi
    10.3 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
  • Intermediate
    03:20
    34.6 mi
    10.4 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
  • Intermediate
    01:15
    12.2 mi
    9.7 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
  • Intermediate
    02:23
    23.0 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
  • Difficult
    04:16
    43.4 mi
    10.2 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,650 ft
  • Difficult
    06:35
    67.4 mi
    10.2 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,075 ft
  • Difficult
    04:13
    42.2 mi
    10.0 mph
    2,100 ft
    2,075 ft
  • Difficult
    04:52
    48.2 mi
    9.9 mph
    2,350 ft
    2,350 ft
  • Difficult
    05:39
    56.8 mi
    10.1 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,275 ft
  • Difficult
    07:42
    77.0 mi
    10.0 mph
    3,750 ft
    3,750 ft
  • Difficult
    07:13
    71.3 mi
    9.9 mph
    3,325 ft
    3,300 ft
  • Difficult
    04:41
    47.0 mi
    10.0 mph
    2,300 ft
    2,275 ft
  • Difficult
    06:29
    64.8 mi
    10.0 mph
    3,025 ft
    3,025 ft
  • Difficult
    06:41
    67.6 mi
    10.1 mph
    2,800 ft
    2,800 ft
  • Difficult
    04:19
    42.4 mi
    9.8 mph
    2,200 ft
    2,200 ft
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Location: Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

Information

  • Distance2.47 mi
  • Uphill75 ft
  • Downhill75 ft

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