Canoe Days Out

Lancashire - Lancaster Canal - Forton to Galgate (& return)

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How to get there - Leave the M6 at junction 33 and Turn south (signposted Garstang) At bay Horse turn right onto Cockerham Road. After about a mile you will come to a canal bridge. There is space to park about 4 cars on the left after the bridge.

For those with SatNav a nearby postcode is LA2 0HD.

Get a map with driving directions to start (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - Launch over the bank at the bridge.

General Description - This is a relatively short paddle (four miles if you turn round at the junction with the Glasson branch) but if you are feeling energetic and don`t mind portaging you can explore the branch down to Glasson Docks (2 miles and six locks) or continue north for many lock free miles.

Half a mile north is the Canalside Craft Centre at Galgate.

When you've gone far enough simply turn round and return to the start.


Glasson Branch
Canalside Craft Centre

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The last trip loaded was Great Haywood to Great Haywood (Circular Route) on the River Trent / Trent & Mersey Canal by Peter Robinson