The Llangollen Walk

The Pontyscyttle aqueduct which carries the Llangollen canal & towpath 1000 feet over the River Dee 120 feet below in a narrow iron trough and is both the longest & highest navigable aqueduct in the world.

Kennet & Avon Walk

The lady's pool is a particularly broad stretch of the Kennet and Avon canal designed to look like a lake and forms part of our Kennet and Avon Walk.

Lancaster Canal

The partially restored Lancaster follows an interesting route into the Lake District & passes close to the sea as it provides excellent views of the Cumbrian hills.

Lancaster and The Lakes

The Lakes, coast and fine towns

The walk takes you into the heart of the fine cathedral city of Lancaster before heading north to Morecambe Bay and into the Lake District. It passes close to the coast before delivering you into the fine southern lakes town of Kendal.

The first day's route follows a circular path to the south of Lancaster taking you along the Lune estuary to the interesting port of Glasson where the canal meets the sea before following the Glasson arm and main canal back to the heart of Lancaster. 

 

The route then heads north out of the city and over the impressive Lune aqueduct before reaching open countryside.  Soon you have spectacular views over Morecambe Bay to the the Lake District hills beyond.  The canal runs paralell to the sea before taking you to Carnforth where the film Brief Encounter was filmed.

 

North of Carnforth the canal is no longer open to boat traffic providing an extremely tranquil and scenic walk. 

 

The most northerly section of the route is water free providing the slightly surreal experience of walking over disused viaducts and tunnels, and through fields containing canal bridges.

 

The final section of the route takes you in to the heart of Kendal - a fine stone town with great access to the Lake District 

Walk Options

4 nights/3 days.  Lancaster - Lancaster - Burton in Kendal - Kendal

320 per person.  Single supplement 20 per night.

36 miles

3 nights/2 days.  Lancaster -Burton in Kendal - Kendal

280 per person.  Single supplement 20 per night

26 miles


‘Rest and Exploration Days’

Why not take an additional rest and exploration day.  We would recommend either(or both) of the fine limestone towns of Lancaster or Kendal. 

 

Lancaster boasts a cathedral, castle and ancient streets plus plenty of cultural activities throughout the year.  The shopping is excellent with a fine street market and lots of independent shops - look out for the tea and coffee merchant on China Street.  The city has good road and rail links into the Lake District, Lakes coast and Yorkshire Dales.

 

Kendal is the gateway to the Lake District but also a fine town in its own right.  It sits on the tumbling River Kent and like Lancaster is a vibrant market town with lots of independent shops.  On the outskirts of the town are the ruins of its 12th century castle.

Each additional night £40