Thursday, 29 August 2013

Walks on Lancaster Wildlife corridor

Lancaster Canal walkers last weekend, led by Reverend Hullah. Photo: Frank Sanderson
Walking the Lancaster Canal Wildlife corridor is becoming more and more popular.

Sunday 25th August saw the annual walk by St Patricks Church, Preston Patrick, that started on the canal at Millness then proceeded north on the towpath before cutting across on a circular route via the old tramway and following the canal feeder from Pease Beck, (tributary of the River Bela) that runs out of Killington Lake. The historic commentary given by Tony Mason was much appreciated by about 15 walkers.


A similar group, led by Right Reverend Peter Hullah and his wife Penny, of Twickenham, started on Saturday walking from Lancaster to Garstang, Sunday Garstang to Tewitfield Locks, and arriving early Monday, at Crooklands, where they met up with the Lancaster Canal Trust narrow boat ‘Waterwitch’ and were given a boat ride  to help them on their way to Kendal.

Lake District Tumbrels from Lancaster Canal
Commenting on the glorious weather and lovely and peaceful scenery, the Right Rev Peter explained they were enjoying sponsorship for their walk in aid of together for Sudan and hoped to raise £2,000 to educate young women as teachers. (See www.undertogetherforsudan.com)

The ‘Waterwitch’ continued their Bank Holiday weekend with a very busy schedule taking passengers on forty minute trips, meeting several other groups, large and small. Ends.

• Further information: www.lancastercanaltrust.org.uk

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