THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE LANCASTER CANAL
This new, updated edition of a guidebook first published in 1989 calls itself as a ‘complete guide’, and does its best to live up to that description. The main part of the guide consists of a series of large-scale maps of each length of canal, accompanied by a description of the route, plus lists of pubs, boatyards and eating places. But that’s not all: there are also sections on the history, engineering and heritage of the canal, its wildlife, boating hints and tips, fishing, cycling and walking, and the plans to reopen the abandon northern reaches of the canal. Speaking of which, it’s also a ‘complete guide’ in that it covers the entire route right through to Kendal for those exploring the northern reaches on foot.
The Complete Guide to the Lancaster Canal, Lancaster Canal Trust, lancastercanaltrust.co.uk, £6.50, 978-0-9514146-5-1