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IWA Lancashire & Cumbria Branch

About the branch

IWA Lancashire & Cumbria Branch covers a wide area in the north-west of England.

There is currently restoration work occurring on the Northern Reaches of the Lancaster Canal which the Branch supports.

Brass plaques for boaters

IWA Lancashire & Cumbria Branch has commissioned two brass plaques for boaters.

The Trans-Pennine plaque is available to boaters who have travelled the full length of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Office Lock, Leeds, to the Eldonian Village, Liverpool) or vice versa within a calendar year.

The Liverpool Link plaque is available to boaters who have travelled from the Eldonian Village, Liverpool, to Salthouse Dock via the Liverpool Link.

Each plaque costs £10.00 including post and packing. To enquire about a plaque, please contact Ruth Symonds at  [email protected]

Towing Path Topics

We publish our local newsletter, Towing Path Topics three times per year. You can read back issues online.

Local Events

Latest news

Waterway underfunding

Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.

Funding of Canal & River Trust waterways

IWA was instrumental in Canal & River Trust receiving a sufficient funding package from Government when the new charity was set up in 2012 to run the waterways previously managed by British Waterways.

Waterway restoration

Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.