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IWA Lancashire & Cumbria Branch

About the branch

The IWA Lancashire & Cumbria branch covers a wide area of North-West England and the whole of Scotland.

There is currently restoration work occurring on the Northern Reaches of the Lancaster Canal which we are also involved with.

Local Events

Latest news

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 &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 in to Salthouse Dock via the Liverpool Link.

Each plaque cost £8.00 including post and packing. To enquire about a plaque, please contact us – Email:

Towing Path Topics

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