Kendal to Lancaster Towpath Trail

The current focus of our work is to create a fully accessible towpath trail from Kendal to Lancaster that encourages people to explore the beautiful canal landscape through healthy walking and cycling activity, whilst learning about the environment, nature, history and heritage along the way.


The Lancaster Canal towpath is a wonderful place to escape the stresses of everyday life and appreciate the beauty of nature. The canal links the market town of Kendal, the gateway to the lakes, with the historic city of Lancaster. We want to create a high quality multi-user trail that is accessible and welcoming to local people and visitors alike. We believe the heritage of the canal should be celebrated and the environment protected, and encouraging people to use the towpath trail will help do this. 

Our vision is to see access points improved, along with surfacing where necessary, to enable people with poor mobility, wheelchairs and pushchairs to access the towpath safely. We want people to know about the history, heritage, nature and wildlife that the canal has and we will provide interpretation to help people learn about this and appreciate it. We will provide new signage, on site information and guides in various formats. Above all we want to protect this important asset in North Lancashire and South Cumbria, attracting new investment for restoration and conservation and to make strong connections with local communities. The canal towpath provides opportunities for local economic regeneration, green active transport and benefits for peoples personal health and wellbeing.

Through our National Lottery Heritage Fund grant we have been able to employ a Community Engagement Officer, Carrie House, who is working in the Sedgwick, Hincaster and Stainton area. Please check our NEWS page for the latest information and opportunities to get involved in this project. You can contact Carrie direct to find out more by:

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Tel - 07786 683759