Discover the joy of canal boat holidays on the Lancaster Canal. Hire one of our Canal Narrowboats for a short break or a full week and navigate the canal from Preston to Tewitfield.
The fast way to slow down and relax in great scenery, getting close to wildlife and nature.
We are based at Barton Grange Marina on the A6 between Preston and Lancaster.
Our Narrowboats sleep up to 6 persons in comfort, are easy to sail, and are luxuriously equipped with everything you need for your floating holiday.
THE LANCASTER CANAL
Linking Preston to Kendal, the Lancaster Canal is one of the country’s few contour canals. Built along the natural lie of the land it offers 41 miles of lock free cruising – the longest lock-free stretch in the country. As the canal is naturally level, it also lends itself to gentle walking and cycling as well as canoeing and other outdoor pursuits.
Things to see and do
In addition to providing spectacular views of the Silverdale Coast, Forest of Bowland and Wyre countryside, the Lancaster Canal also features some of the most impressive canal architecture in the country. The Lune Aqueduct, which is currently is benefitting from a £2.25 million transformation, is one of John Rennie’s finest works and not to be missed.
There are many superb pubs and excellent restaurants to enjoy along the 41 miles from The Last Orders Inn at Ashton-on-Ribble in the south right up to The Longlands Hotel past Carnforth in the north.