Lancaster canal by peadar

Lancaster canal

This year marks the bicentennial celebrations of the opening of the Lancaster Canal in 1819. For most of its working life, it was unusual in that it was NOT connected to the rest of the UK inland waterway. However, it provided a useful route from Preston, north-west England, into Kendal, in the Lake District and was certainly much quicker than travel by road. The advent of the railways, and then better roads, meant that by the middle of the 20th century it was all but abandoned and large sections were drained and shut down. However, determined efforts by enthusiasts over the latter part of the century led to the restoration of much of the length, and, in 2002, it was finally connected to the rest of the inland waterway network via a river link.

This is the canal at Garstang, a dozen miles or so north-east of Blackpool.
interesting and a nice shot too
August 12th, 2019  
Beautiful composition, I like the river cruiser peeking through, behind the bridge, it creates great depth.
August 12th, 2019  
What a fascinating piece of history, thanks for that. Beautiful shot. @happypat isn't this near you?
August 12th, 2019  
Beautiful scenery and great information!
August 12th, 2019  
What a lovely spot - you do get around Peter!
August 12th, 2019  
Thanks for the info Peter - it sounds like you could have an excellent holiday just puttering around on these beautiful canals. :)
August 12th, 2019  
Lovely reflections
August 13th, 2019  
Gorgeous reflection shot
August 13th, 2019  
Beautiful shot, love the boat and the swan in it
August 13th, 2019  
Lovely composition. Pity you don't follow Pat @happypat she lives in that neck of the woods.
August 13th, 2019  
Beautifully composed with wonderful reflections.
August 13th, 2019  
Nice shot and facts
August 13th, 2019  
wonderful reflections too
August 13th, 2019  
@robz Rob, I have. Dozens of times! 😀
August 13th, 2019  
August 13th, 2019  
That's a great photo, the reflections work amazingly well and a nice reminder of our industrial heritage. Colours a bit reminiscent of a Constable to me....
August 13th, 2019  
Looks like a painting, well done.
August 13th, 2019  
Peaceful
August 13th, 2019  
wow! magnificent reflection and peaceful scene
Thanks for the info - so glad it's been restored
fav
August 13th, 2019  
A lovely shot of a canal that is a lovely place to explore. One of my favourite walks is along the Lune estuary from Lancaster, then along the Glasson Dock canal branch and back into Lancaster along the main line. An interesting bit of trivia is that the Lancaster Canal has the longest stretch of canal in the UK between locks (43 miles). I love the reflections in this shot. - fav!

Ian
August 13th, 2019  
Wow! A wonderful place and lovely capture. Great lines and reflections.
August 14th, 2019  
Great reflections Pad!
August 14th, 2019  
What a wonderful, calming image!
August 17th, 2019  
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