Lancaster Canal

The Lancaster Canal offers miles of lock free cruising from Preston and the start of the Ribble Link to Tewitfield. It passes through the city of Lancaster, and as it follows the coast, offers wonderful and unrivalled views of Morecambe Bay. The Glasson Branch does involve locking, but the basin at the bottom with its cafes shops and smoke-house is well worth the trouble.

Bridge over Lancaster Canal

Ribble Link

  • Booking to navigate the Ribble Link in order to get on to the Lancaster Canal has to be done online.
  • The maximum length of boat for the Ribble Link is 62ft.
  • There is no charge for long term licence holders but there is a £60 charge for those with a 3month licence or less.
  • You will need to book well in advance because although there may be cancellations, the crossings tend to be fully booked very quickly. You can change your booking date once without cost. (Otherwise £10)

Preston

  • Lewis Stephen. 448 Blackpool Rd. PR2 1HX. 01772 736464
  • Northern Barbers. 92 Roebuck St. PR2 2BQ. 01772 736834
  • Rawkers. 447 Blackpool Rd. PR2 2LE. 01772 720222
  • Bright Wash. 67 Wellington Rd. PR2 1BX. 01772 717706
  • Posh Wash. 99 Fishergate. PR1 8JD. 01772 888080
  • Wash N Dry. 35 Eldon St. PR1 7PJ. 01772 253991

Cottam Hill

  • Final Whistle Cafe. Ulcan Sports Arena. PR2 1SG. 01772 725900 (Br 17)
  • ULCAN Sports Arena. Toilets, showers,  free parking...

Salwick

  • rail: Salwick Station.PR4 0YH. 15 minutes walk down Station Rd from Hand & Dagger.
  • The Hand & Dagger Inn. Treales Rd. PR4 0SA. 01772 690306 (Dog Friendly)
    (Moor South of Bridge if you are deep drafted - otherwise either side)

Bilsborrow

  • Craft Shops & Sports Facilities @ Guys Thatched Hamlet.

St Hilda's Church. Bilsborrow Lane. PR3 0RP.

Garstang

  • Chandlery World. Bridge House M. Nateby Crossing Lane. PR3 0JJ. 01995 603207
  • Dewhurst Richard & Sons. Coal Yard. Ray Lane. Barnacre. PR3 1GB. 01995 602153 (South of Garstang but will deliver, minimum order...)
  • Harrison Oils Ltd. Park Hill. Moss Lane. 01995 603308 (Red Diesel at tax free rate - take cans. Located behind Aldi & Wheatsheaf pub)
  • Lanes Vet Group. Green Lane Vet Centre. PR3 1PR. 01995 602468
  • Posh Pooches. 19 High St. PR3 1FA. 01995 238080 (grooming)
  • Scrub Doggy. 4 Oak Grove, Bridge St. PR3 1YB. 01995 601199 (grooming)
  • Aldi. Moss Lane. PR3 1HB. 0800 042 0800
  • Booths. Cherestanc Square. Park Hill Rd. PR3 1EF. 01995 603236
  • Bradshaws Farm Shop. Prospect Farm, By-Pass Rd. PR3 0LP. 01995 603737
  • Sainsbury's. Park Hill Rd. PR3 1EL. 01995 699350
  • Leisure Centre. Windsor Rd. PR3 1ED. 01995 605410 (Indoor Sport & Gym)
  • Garstang Ymca Swimming Centre. Oak Rd. PR3 1HT. 01995 604340
  • buses: 40, 41 to Preston or Lancaster. Bus 42 to Blackpool. (every half hour)
  • taxis: Garstang Cabs. 77 Hazelhurst Drive. PR3 1NB. 01995 601111
  • taxis: J Cabs. Green Lane West. PR3 1NJ. 01995 606666
  • taxis: Martin's Private Hire. Byerworth House. Bonds Lane. PR3 1ZB. 01995 503503
  • The Bellflower. Parkside Lane. PR3 0JA. 01995 238207
  • The Crown. 34-37 High St. PR3 1EA. 01995 471198
  • Eagle & Child. 3 High St. PR3 1EA. (Open under holding company Summer 2018...)
  • Farmers Arms. 18 Church St. PR3 1PA. 01995 602101 (Live Sports / Live Music)
  • The Fish And Chip Plaice. 75 Hazelhurst Drive. PR3 1NB. 01995 605005 (Takeaway)
  • Garstang Chop Suey House. Market Place. PR3 1ZA. 01995 602302 (Takeaway)
  • Garstang Fish & Chips. Stoops Hall Wind. PR3 1EA. 01995 600205 (Takeaway)
  • The Great Season. A6 By Pass Rd. PR3 1PH. 01995 601797 (Licensed Chinese Restaurant)
  • Ken Ma. Bridge St. PR3 1YB. 01995 606363 (Chinese Restaurant / Takeaway) *R
  • King's Arms. High St. PR3 1EA. 01995 601531
  • The Tithe Barn. Church St. PR3 1PA. 01995 604486 (canalside Br 62) *R
  • Wheatsheaf. 1 Park Hill Rd. PR3 1EL. 01995 600486

Forton

Galgate

  • Junction with GLASSON BRANCH... (See Below)
  • Galgate PO. Ellel Village Hall. Main Rd. LA2 0LQ.
  • Spar. Turn left toward village, and it's on the right...
  • H1 UK Airport Taxis. 4 Tanhouse. LA2 0RH. 01524 751908

Lancaster

  • Dukes. Moor Lane. LA1 1QE. 01524 598500 (Theatre in the Round ;Cinema; Bar; Cafe; Gallery)
  • Lancaster Grand Theatre. St Leonardgate. LA1 1NL. 01524 64695
  • Vue. Church St. LA1 1LP. 0345 308 4620 (Chain Cinema for latest mainstream movies)
  • Barclays. 38 Market St. LA1 1HR. 0345 734 5345
  • Lancaster PO. 85 Market St. LA1 1AA. 03456 112970
  • Lloyds. 49 Market St. LA1 1JH. 0345 300 0000
  • RBS. 2 New Rd. LA1 1EG. 01524 36181
  • Stonewell PO. 3 Stonewell. LA1 1NJ. 03456 112970
  • Ullswater PO. 81 Ullswater Rd. LA1 3PU. 03456 112970
  • Yorkshire. 45 Penny St. LA1 1UE. 0800 4561247
  • Cutting Room. 83 Penny St. LA1 1XN. 01524 383883
  • Jo & Cass. 9-12 Great John St. LA1 1NQ. 01524 62013
  • Prestige. 22-24 Church St. LA1 1NP. 01524 383834
  • Lancaster City Laundry. 10 King St. LA1 1JN. 01524 382888 (Service Wash Only)
  • Quays Laundry. Aldcliffe Place (behind Chip shop)
  • Bay Vets. Baldrand House, Bowerham Rd. LA1 3AJ. 01524 32696
  • Burch Tree Vets. 43a Gladstone Terrace. LA1 1DW. 01524 63732
  • Apothecary. 87 Penny St. LA1 1XN. 01524 555999 (Bar & Lounge)
  • Brendans Chippy. 10 Ridge Sq. LA1 3HR. 01524 383537 (Fish & Chips)
  • Brown Cow. 44 Penny St. LA1 1XF. 01524 66474
  • Happy Dragon. 4 Langdale Rd. LA1 3NS. 01524 389888 (Chinese)
  • Megabite. 4 Newton Terrace.LA1 3PB. 01524 33507 (Fish & Chips)
  • Penny Bank. 51 Penny St. LA1 1XF. 01524 847666
  • Quays Fish & Chips. 1 Aldcliffe Place. LA1 1SS. 01524 62487 ( + Off-licence / Launderette)
  • White Cross
  • Ye Olde John O'Gaunt. 55 Market St. LA1 1JG. 01524 63656 (Real Ales / Live Music / dogs) *R

Hest Bank

  • Worth noting that there is a good launderette for self service or service wash in Bare, about a mile down seafront (Marine Road) toward Morecambe. (On bus-route)
    Bare Launderette. 25a Princes Crescent. Bare. LA4 6BY. 07747 099515
  • There are a couple of shops which are within reasonable walking distance of Hest Bank. There is the Spar on the main road (A6) walking toward Carnforth, or Londis  which is a walk up from Bridge 116 (inland)

Slyne PO & Londis. 13A Manor Rd. Slyne. LA2 6JY. 01524 824047

Spar Coastal Road. 160 Coastal Rd. LA5 8JW. 01524 822788

Bolton-Le-Sands

  • Pontoon Moorings above Royal Hotel or at Bridge 123 with easy access to shops (Main Rd)
  • Bolton Le Sands PO. 28 Main Road. LA5 8DL. 01524 822435
  • Royal Hotel. 27 Main St. LA5 8DQ (ATM)
  • Spar. 46 Main Rd. LA5 8DN (free ATM)
  • JC Bowker. 69 Main Rd. LA5 8DL. 01624 822148 (Butcher)
  • Sands News & Spar. Coastal Rd Garage. Coastal Rd. LA5 8JW. 01524 823717
  • Spar. 46 Main Rd. LA5 8DN. 01524 825312
  • Sugar 'N' Spice. 48 Main Rd. LA5 8EQ. 01524 822255 (Bakery)
  • taxi: Carnforth A To B. Springwood, Thwaite Brow Lane. LA5 8DE. 07093 302762

Carnforth

  • Barclays. 3 Market St. LA59 9JX. 0845 755 555
  • Carnforth PO. 21 Market St. LA5 9JX. 01524 720205 / 0345 611 2970
  • RBS. Tesco. Lancaster Rd. (atm)
  • Yorkshire. BP Garage. Lancaster Rd. (ATM)
  • Armstrongs. 13 Market St. LA5 9JX. 01524 733327 (Also do service wash)
  • The Launderette. 2a Stanley St. LA5 9DX. 07831 115402
  • Carnforth Station Heritage Centre. Carnforth Station. Warton Rd. LA5 9TR. 01524 735165
  • Brief Encounter Exhibition; Age of steam; Historic Buildings etc
  • Regular (hourly) trains to Grange-Over-Sands for very pleasant day out... approx £3 return
  • Aldi. Scotland Rd. LA5 9JZ. 0800 042 0800
  • Booths. Scotland Rd. LA5 9JZ. 01524 736680
  • Co-Op Foods. Market St. LA5 9JU. 01524 733095
  • Spar. 59 Highfield Rd. LA5 9AJ. 01524 732260
  • Tesco Superstore. Lancaster Rd. Lodge Quarry. 0845 677 9837 (near Canal Turn Pub)
  • Carnforth Bookshop. 38-42 Market St. LA5 9JX. 01524 734588 (Books, Gifts,Toys, Stationery)
  • Carnforth Print & Design. 1a Scotland Rd. LA5 9JY. 01524 720674
  • Hartley Hire. 25 Lancaster Rd. LA5 9LD. 01524 733333 (tool hire & diy)
  • IT Net UK. 41 New St. LA5 9BX. 01524 732579
  • Painted Bean (Sweets/Coffees). 42 Market St. LA5 9JX. 07543 592207
  • Rowan Tree Crafts. Unit 3. Ashtrees Way. LA5 9BQ. 07482 561413
  • Vanilla Bikes. 9-11 New St. LA5 9BX. 01524 734300
  • Buses: Carnforth New St. (Stop 8). 55 To Lancaster City Centre (24mins)(Bus)
  • Buses:  Lancaster (Stand 15) 555 To Carnforth National Express 571. Lancaster To Carnforth
  • Rail: Carnforth Railway Station. Warton Rd. LA5 9TR.
  • Taxi: Alan Franks Travel. 11 Fairfield Cl. LA59XL. 01524 419062
  • Taxi: Big Blue Taxi. 52 Lancaster Rd. LA5 9LD. 07543 492569
  • Taxi: Jocks Cabs. 47 Kings Dr. LA5 9AN. 07093 302490
  • Cafe Edelweiss. Ashtrees Way. LA5 9JX. 07929 256096 / 07795 480630. (Also takeaway)
  • Canal Turn. Lancaster Rd. LA5 9EA. 01524 720 546 **R
  • North Road Chippy. 1 North Rd. LA5 9LQ. 01524 732572
  • Malt Shovel Inn. 66 Main St. LA5 9PG. 01524 874149
  • Peking Chinese. 32 Market St. LA5 9JX. 01524 736686
  • Red Luck. 6 Scotland Rd. LA5 9JY. 01524 734574 (Takeaway)
  • Refreshment Room. Carnforth Railway Station. Warton Rd. LA5 9TR. 01524 732432
  • Shovel Inn. North Rd. LA5 9NA. 01524 733402
  • Sizzle In. 30 Market St. LA5 9JX. 01524 720200 (Pizza/Chicken/Burgers/Kebabs)
  • Snug (Micro Pub) Carnforth Station. Warton Road.  LA5 9TR. 07927 396861
  • Spice Touch. Station Buildings. Warton Rd. LA5 9BS. 01524 720555 (Indian Restaurant)
  • Taps On The Green. 77 Kellet Road. LA5 9LR. 01524 727737
  • T'other Chippy. 1 Stanley St. LA5 9DX. 01524 733853 *R*Worth a mention - the Woodlands Hotel at Silverdale. 4 miles away but well worth a visit. Stunning Manor house with bay views, and a pub downstairs. Good prices too. Buses 51 / 13 from Rail Station. Silverdale also on train route but a good walk from station across golf course. *R

Tewitfield

  • taxis: Chelle's Cabs. 7 Westover Ave, Warton. LA5 9QT. 07816 353184 (Nearest)
  • Love Cheesecakes. Cheesecake Emporium. Greenlands Farm Village. 01524 805558
  • Wellies Cafe @ Greenlands Farm Village. 01524 784184

Glasson Branch...

Conder Green

  • Mill Inn. Turnham Mill Lane. LA2 0BD. 01524 752852

Glasson & Glasson Dock

  • Glasson Basin Marina Chandlery. LA2 0AW. 01524 751491
  • Visiting PO Mon & Tues 12.30-14.30 in Village Hall. (Glasson Dock)
  • Glasson Basin Marina. LA2 0AW. 01524 751491 (not sure this is still operating...)
  • Dalton Arms. Ten Row. LA2 0BZ. 01524 753007
  • Lantern O'er Lune. Tithebarn Hill. LA2 0BY. 01524 852323 (Cafe, Bistro)
  • The Shop @ Glasson Dock. Fish & Chips every Friday night... *R

Christ Church. LA2 0BS.