Lancaster Canal 14 Miles From Lancaster - Burton-in-Kendal, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 54° 10.790 W 002° 44.464
30U E 516899 N 6003561
Quick Description: This milestone on the Lancaster Canal towpath marks the 15 mile distance from Lancaster.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/13/2018 4:28:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMY93E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:

The Lancaster Canal
"The Lancaster Canal is a canal in the north of England, originally planned to run from Westhoughton in Lancashire to Kendal in south Cumbria (then in Westmorland). The section around the crossing of the River Ribble was never completed, and much of the southern end leased to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, of which it is now generally considered part.

Of the canal north of Preston, only the section from Preston to Tewitfield near Carnforth in Lancashire is currently open to navigation for 42 miles (67.6 km).

The milestone
The canal is one of the most rural in the UK and passes through only a few large towns. The milestones on the canal therefore only show distances to the nearest large town, rather than the end points on the canal.

This milestone is on the un-navigable section of the canal, north of Tewitfield. Although no boats pass along the canal the towpath is still maintained and popular with walkers and cyclists.

The milestones on this section show the distances between Lancaster, and the original northern end at Kendal, even though the navigable northern end is now Tewitfield.

This milestone is in poor condition, leaning to one side, and the distances are visible, but rather faint. On the north side the distance to Kendal is 13, the distance to Lancaster on the south side is 14.
Condition: Distressed

Date placed: 1/1/1819

Material: Stone

Inscription:
14 13


Name of road: Lancaster Canal (Northern Reaches - in water)

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