Our hire boats and hire barges are available for day hire, party hire and holiday hire. Feel free to come and view either our holiday hire boats or party hire boat just call us on 01995 640833 or mobile 07748324221.
Our office hours are 8am until 10pm however the best time to catch us by phone is after 7pm in the evening or alternativly leave a message and we will give you a call back.
You can also contact by e-mail on info@LCCruises.co.uk
by text on 07748324221
Lancaster Canal Cruise’s boats and moorings are located 3 miles north of Junction 32 of the M6, near Preston.
For more information please don't hesitate to call on 01995 640833 or 07748 324221.
Lancaster Canal Cruise's hire boats are promoted in association with Canal & River Trust
The Lancaster Canal is unique; one of the most scenic canals now on the network, this gentle waterway offers wonderful views of the Silverdale coast, Forest of Bowland and rolling countryside of Wyre.
During the late 18th century the industrial demand for transport between Preston and Kendal gave rise to proposals to build a canal. A renowned engineer called John Rennie produced a survey which included several aqueducts but only eight locks near the Kendal end at Tewitfield. Based on this survey, construction began in 1792. Being a contour canal (built along the natural lie of the land) it took only 7 years to construct (a remarkable achievement) and the canal between Preston and Tewitfield was opened in 1799 and included a large aqueduct carrying the canal 62 feet (19 m) above the River Lune north of Lancaster. In 1819 the north section from Tewitfield was extended to Kendal and a short spur built to connect the canal to Glasson Docks. The Glasson Arm, as it is known, has six locks to enable the canal to achieve sea level at Glasson Docks
In 1968 the construction of the M6 motorway cut through the canal north of Tewitfield and the section from there to Kendal was abandoned and the canal shortened, thus removing the eight locks from navigation.
Today the Lancaster Canal runs for 42 lock-free miles through, in the main, pleasant pasture-lands and overlooked for most of the way by the foothills of the Pennines. Just north of Lancaster the sea shore is only a few hundred yards to the west and you can see the sands of Morecambe Bay and across to the magnificent mountains of the Lake District
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