City walk tells story of Lancaster's waterways

Did you know that Lancaster canal was known as the '˜black and white canal'because barges on it carried coal and limestone?

Thursday, 3rd January 2019, 11:26 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 7:24 am
The Lancaster Canal.

Throughout its history Lancaster has been shaped by two waterways: the Lune and the Lancaster Canal.

Traders made fortunes importing goods through the Lune while the canal carried raw materials that fuelled the Industrial Revolution.

A walk around Lancaster’s waterways tells the story of how people used waterways to make a living.

To download an audio guide or written guide to the walk visit