LAN­CASTER TRAIL LAUNCHED

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A tow­path trail is to be cre­ated along the north­ern reaches of the Lan­caster Canal, which were aban­doned and blocked by the M6 mo­tor­way in the 1960s, but are pro­posed for restora­tion by the Lan­caster Canal Trust. Although some of the canal bed has been filled in, most of the route is clearly iden­ti­fi­able. It is an­tic­i­pated that the Lan­caster Canal Re­gen­er­a­tion Part­ner­ship could be­gin work on the ini­tial £184,000 2½-mile Ken­dal to Nat­land length of the all-weather dis­abled-friendly route as early as au­tumn 2017. The plan is then to ex­tend south to the cur­rent limit of nav­i­ga­tion at Te­wit­field, adding fur­ther sup­port for re­open­ing of the canal to nav­i­ga­tion, and then to con­tinue down the nav­i­ga­ble length to the Pre­ston ter­mi­nus.

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