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Guided walk to explore local history along Lancaster Canal as waterways face funding cuts

Posted on - 30th June, 2024 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Cottam, Ingol, Parks, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston, Wildlife and Conservation
Ribble Link Pic: Tony Worrall
Ribble Link Pic: Tony Worrall

A guided walk is set to explore local history along the Lancaster Canal.

The walk will be led by Nigel Hardacre, a volunteer with the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) Lancashire and Cumbria Branch.

Organised in conjunction with the Lancaster Canal Trust, the walk is part of a campaign by IWA to raise awareness about proposed funding cuts for canals and waterways around the country.

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The walk is happening on Saturday 6 July, meeting in the Haslam Park car park at. 9.15am for a 9.30am start.

Expected to take around four hours, the easy 5.5 mile route will take in the old Lancaster Canal and the newer Ribble Link, plus local history from the 19th and 20th centuries.

A stop is included on the way back at the Final Whistle Cafe at UCLan Sports Arena.

For more information, visit the IWA website.

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