Self-drive Day Launch Hire from
Bridge House Marina & Caravan Park
For something a bit different, why not take
the family for a day out on the historic
Hire one of our self-drive Day Launches.
Seating up to 8 people, they offer all weather
open or closed cruising.
insurance and life jackets are all included in
the hire charge.
Full instruction are given before handover.
Travelling at a maximum speed of 4mph,
you can explore the historic Lancaster Canal
at a leisurely pace.
With a sprinkling of towns and villages
[not to mention canal side pubs] the Lancaster
Canal offers a scenic journey of discovery
for the whole family.
to much flora and fauna the Lancaster Canal
is a ‘wildlife reservoir’ and
at its most spectacular in the summer months
when the banks are thick with water loving
wild flowers and foliage.
Birds, including yellow hammer and bullfinch,
flit in the hedges while swan, coot, moorhen
and mallard can be be seen on the canal itself.
birds, such as swallows and martins visit the
canal to feed. Herons wade in the shallows and
you may, if lucky, catch a glimpse of a kingfisher.
Although seldom seem, the bankside vegetation is
home to small mammals such as shrews, bank voles
and water voles.
A [brief] history of the Lancaster Canal
of the Lancaster Canal began in 1792 and
by the end of the century only the
sections from Walton Summit to Wigan and northwards
from Preston to Tewitfield had been completed.
By 1826 the canal was through to Kendal and
a branch to Glasson Dock had been built.
Please note, the locks down to Glasson Dock
are strictly out of bound to day launches.
Although the main line of the canal offers
41 miles of relaxing lock free boating, the
4mph canal speed limit will restrict how
far you can sail.
The perfect family day out!
To book your self-drive Day Launch
telephone: 01995 603207 now!
Bridge House Marina reserves the right
to refuse hire of boats to any person or
party, without notice, for any reason whatsoever
that is deemed necessary.