Barton Grange

Garstang Road, Brock, Preston, PR3 0BT
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The beautiful Lancaster canal is a peaceful haven offering 41 miles of lock free cruising, surrounded by wildlife and wonderful walks in the Lancashire countryside. One of the country's few coastal canals, the gorgeous views include the Silverdale coast, forest of Bowland and Wyre countryside, as well as the historic villages, towns, and cities en route, including Lancaster, Preston, Carnforth & Garstang. Originally built between 1792 and 1819 it carried trade between Kendal and Preston. Currently the canal extends from Preston in the south as far north as Tewitfield (north of Carnforth) and there is also a separate branch that extends to Glasson Dock on the coast, which is 3 miles in length and features 6 locks.

Preston : Preston is a vibrant and diverse city, with a strong industrial heritage, fine architecture, award winning parks, and bustling nightlife.

Lancaster : Lancaster has a captivating past and a cultured present. Learn of old tales from castle prison walls, or take in a play, Go to upbeat gigs in old-world pubs, or marvel at the Georgian splendour.

Carnforth : Carnforth grew from a small village into a railway town in the 19th Century, the train station later featuring in the film 'Brief Encounter'. Make time to visit the Carnforth Train Station heritage centre, local pubs and second hand bookshop containing over 100,000 books.

Glasson Dock : The harbour at Glasson originally opened in 1787 and was at its height the largest port in the north west, importing from Africa and the Indies. Still a thriving port, the village has excellent walks and the well known Port of Lancaster Smokehouse.

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Directions to Barton Grange

Address : Garstang Road, Brock, Preston, PR3 0BT

By Road : Barton Grange Marina is main A6 road between Preston and Garstang. From the M6 northbound leave at J32 and take the A6 Broughton by-pass towards Garstang. Continue along the A6 for another 3.5 miles or so then turn left at the Barton Grange Garden Centre roundabout. From the M6 southbound leave at J33, take A6 south past Garstang and then turn right at the Barton Grange Garden Centre roundabout.

By Rail : the closest train station is at Preston, which is approximately 10 miles from Barton Grange Marina. To continue your journey to the marina by bus, the journey time is approximately 30 mins.

By Air : the closest airport to Barton Grange Marina is Manchester Airport, to continue your journey by train and bus from the airport the journey time is approximately 2 hours, 30 mins

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Updated on Sep 23,2021 by Uk Canal Boating for Barton Grange
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Route Name Route Type Days Cruising Hours Locks
Lancaster, Garstang, Galgate, to Borwick and return from Barton Grange Lock Free 5.00 to 7.00 18.50 0
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Class : Carisbrooke
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Accommodation : Guys Thatched Hamlet (Bilsborrow), The Crofters Hotel (Garstang), Best Western Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Course (Garstang).

Taxis : N/a

Groceries : Garstang has a Sainsbury's, Booths and Tesco, which are all a short walk from the canal.

Bike Hire : N/a