The Lancaster Round


The trip starts and finishes in Glasson, which combines sea, river and canal to complete 18mile in a loop in the Lancaster area.

Early Sunday morning myself, Paul, Mike, Mark, Duncan & John set off from Glasson, up the Lune estuary towards Lancaster.  We set of at 9am. HW Glasson was 10.30


With the high flooding tide we made good progress even with a strong wind against us.

In what seemed no time at all we were at the Golden Ball (Snatchems)

Paddling along above were the road is.We then paddled through the sheltered waters of historic Lancaster. After a portage around the right of Skerton weir we were at the impressive canal Aqueduct It was time for a brew in preparation for the 30 metre carry up to join the canal.


Making our way down the canal as we were entering Lancaster, a young Roe  Deer dived and swam across the canal.The Water Witch was soon in sight and we thought it would be rude not to stop and sample their fine Ales.

After lunch we headed for Galgate and the turning for the Glasson spur, after bridge 86.


Team work was required for the portage round the 6 locks. There was even time for another brew at lock 3. We were then back to where we started 6.5 hours earlier

Another great day with great company.

Mark Gledhill from Halifax cc
Paul Hartley
Mike Douglas
Duncan Scott
John Jenkins

Rob Hitchmough


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