Yesterday we made it to the terminus of the Lancaster Canal at Tewitfield.
The course of the canal actually continues past here and the Lancaster Canal Trust’s plans to make it navigable to Kendal are well underway although they probably won’t come to fruition in our boating lifetime! For now, all you can do is follow it’s course on a 14 mile walk. We decided just to walk the eight locks of the first section and follow the canal until it is blocked by the M6.
At the first lock we spotted a goat who had her head caught in a fence. There being no-one else around to help Gordon hopped over the lock and managed to release her. She seemed quite happy as she trotted off to join her mates.
This spot also happens to mark the point where Lancashire meets Cumbria, as this motorway sign shows.
We finished off our day with a lovely Happy Friday Pizza in The Longlands Hotel – only £5.95 if you order it between 5.30 and 6 pm – bargain!