Description - An easy 9 mile journey on a lock free stretch of canal. Skirting the town of Carnforth the route passes under the M6 before meandering through pretty countryside with great views towards the Cumbrian hills.The end of navigation at Tewitfield has a picnic site but can be noisy from the nearby M6 which is met again.
Just an idea, from looking at the map it looks as though the old part of the canal is navigable beyond the m6 - not for canalboats but for canoers. This may make an interesting trip
Keith Horry 27 Apr 2008
An alternative may be to start at Tewitfield, where there is ample parking, but a small carry to the water, and an adjacent pub/restaurant for some refreshment before setting off home. Sorry the name of the pub escapes me for now.