LancasterGarstang

Langar one
Verified route

Verified Slow Way

Verified by 100.00% of reviewers

By Mendiphodge on 21 Apr 2021


Distance

21km/13mi

Ascent

115m

Descent

113m

Download this route

Are you sure you want to download this route?

Using a GPX file for the first time?

No, back to route

Give a hike

Pledge to walk this route and help firm up its place in the network - every walk helps.

So far it has been reviewed by three people and surveyed by two people and

No other people have pledged to review this route.

Your pledged routes will show up in your pledges Waylist.

Every review and survey pledged and then walked will help make the Slow Ways network better, thank you for your help!

Sign up or log in to pledge to walk this route.

Back to route

Save to Waylist

Sign up or log in to save this route so you can find it more easily or plan a longer journey.

More options

Save to my account

Sign up or log in to save this route so you can find it more easily or plan a longer journey.

Print (via Inkatlas)

Survey this route

Review this route

Suggest a better route

Report a problem

Description

Follows towpath of Lancaster Canal outside of the Lancaster and Garstang conurbations

Follows towpath of Lancaster Canal outside of the Lancaster and Garstang conurbations

Status

This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

There are no issues flagged.

Photos for Langar one

Photos of this route will appear when they are added to a review. You can review this route here.


Information

Verified route

Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

Downloads - 3

Surveys

What is this route like?

Surveys are submitted by fellow users of this website and show what you might expect from this Slow Ways route. Scroll down the page to read more detailed surveys.

Grade 2X based on 2 surveys Sign up or log in to survey this route.
Description Note
Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
Grading is based on average scores by surveyors. This slow way has 2 surveys.
Full grading description

Only people who have completed our training can become Slow Ways surveyors and submit a survey. We do not vet contributors, so we cannot guarantee the quality or completeness of the surveys they complete. If you are dependent on the information being correct we recommend reading and comparing surveys before setting off.

Survey Photos

Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Public toilet (0)
Maybe present Wheelchair accessible toilet (2)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (2)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (2)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (2)
Present at time of survey Accommodation (2)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (2)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (2)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (2)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (2)
Not present at time of survey Train station (2)
Present at time of survey Bench (2)
Present at time of survey Picnic table (2)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (2)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (2)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (2)
Not present at time of survey Wading (2)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (2)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (2)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (2)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Very muddy (0)
Maybe present Very icy (2)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Maybe present Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (2)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (2)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (2)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (2)
Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (0)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (2)
Not present at time of survey Gates (2)
Not present at time of survey Kissing gates (2)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (2)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (2)
Not present at time of survey Cycle barriers (2)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (2)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (2)
Not present at time of survey Fords (2)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (2)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (2)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (2)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (2)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (2)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (2)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (2)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (2)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (2)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (2)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (2)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (2)
Maybe present Potential falls (1)
Maybe present Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (2)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (2)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (2)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (2)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (2)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (2)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (2)
Maybe present Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (2)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (2)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 60.0cm (2)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 23.5% (2)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 22.5% (2)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 23.0% (2)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Very clear (2)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

7.0% of the route is on roads (2)

7.0% of the route is lit at night (2)

7.0% of the route is paved (2)

15.0% of the route is muddy (2)

There is no data on rough ground

2.5% of the route is through long grass (2)

Report a problem with this data

2 surveys

Information from verified surveys.

2X July 2021 by Mary Oz
Read survey
2X September 2021 by Lancaster Ramblers
Read survey

Sign up or log in to get the link to survey this route for Langar.

Geography information system (GIS) data

Total length

Maximum elevation

Minimum elevation

Start and end points

Lancaster
Grid Ref SD4718261726
Lat / Lon 54.04879° / -2.80819°
Easting / Northing 347,182E / 461,726N
What3Words lace.tight.agree
Garstang
Grid Ref SD4915445288
Lat / Lon 53.90126° / -2.77532°
Easting / Northing 349,154E / 445,288N
What3Words cupboards.pianists.rezoning

Sorry Land Cover data is not currently available for this route. Please check back later.

reviews


Lancaster Ramblers

19 Sep 2021 Summer

This pleasant walk was completed from Lancaster southwards and follows the canal towpath for much of the way. After leaving the station, one soon leaves the streets and walks past Fairfield nature reserve with its community orchard and white park cattle. . The path continues to the Lancaster canal towpath and can be quite narrow in places, especially with the summer growth of plants. The towpath is generally quiet compared to the section further north apart from the slight rumble from the M6 and A6 in the distance. The canal has its usual crop of mallard, swans, moorhens etc and numerous small fish. We passed 2 fields of alpacas numbering around forty which was pleasing. The route is easy to follow with several benches and regular milestones. Eventually one reached the outskirts of Garstang with its marinas and a short walk on the streets led to the finish.


Mary Oz

25 Jul 2021 Summer

I walked this pleasant canal towpath route in a northerly direction from Garstang to Lancaster. After half a mile of pavements at Garstang there is a single track road bridge with no pavement, which needs to be negotiated in order to access the steps down to the canal. The bulk of the walk is along the canal and is very straightforward. It is mostly grass worn down to soil which could be muddy during wet weather, although some sections have gravel on them.
Just north of the halfway point is the village of Galgate, accessible by crossing the canal at the marina. There are shops and a pub within easy reach. Lancaster is approached through a shady cutting, and in winter this section can be particularly muddy as water runs down to bank onto the towpath in places. The final section into Lancaster proceeds along a well maintained footpath alongside Fairfield Nature Reserve before reaching the roads to the station.
Overall, this is a very pleasant walk with a wealth of wildflowers in summer (which make the towpath quite narrow in places), and a range of wildlife. I saw quite a few fish, a heron, moorhens, buzzards, and even a tern catching a fish. The only downside is the distant hum of the M6 for quite a while.


JanMet

29 Apr 2021 Spring

A very pleasant easy walk, following the Lancaster canal. Almost immediately the walk takes you away from the city and along the towpath where you will see a great variety of birds, swans, heron and farmland as well as canal barges
Flat easy walking surface but can be very muddy if wet near to Lancaster.


Share your views about this route, give it a star rating, indicate whether it should be verified or not.

Include information that will be useful to others considering to walk or wheel it.

You can add up to 15 photos.

Overall ratings

3 reviews


2 reviews

1 reviews

0 reviews

0 reviews

0 reviews

Show all


Other Routes for Lancaster—Garstang See all Slow Ways

Lancaster—Garstang

Langar two

Distance

21km/13mi

Ascent

178 m

Descent

176 m

Review this better route and help establish a trusted network of walking routes.

Suggest a better route if it better meets our methodology.

See all routes from Lancaster.

See all routes from Garstang.