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Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
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Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Aldcliffe Yard comprises a small bespoke waterside development of 14 family homes in the heart of Lancaster which is now complete and ready for new residents.
The site, which sits within a conservation area was a former British Waterways office and Yard and includes two Grade II listed buildings.
The development has seen the sympathetic refurbishment of the listed buildings and construction of brand new three and four bedroom houses.
Several of the homes were completed using a trail blazing ‘custom build’ approach to house building. Buyers bought their plot outright and controlled the design and internal layout but the house was constructed by the development project’s professional builders - a less daunting version of ‘self- build’, offering potential savings on the final market value. Supporting the government’s policy to promote self-build and the conversion of redundant buildings, Aldcliffe Yard was even featured on a BBC Panorama programme in March 2015 as an exemplar scheme for solving Britain’s housing shortage.
James Lazarus, head of property development at the Trust, said: "This site contains some wonderful historic buildings which have been lying empty for a number of years. It is fantastic to see them brought back into productive use again and transformed into family homes. Everyone using the canal benefits from the area being upgraded and improved."
To make an appointment to see the new Aldcliffe Yard show home, contact estate agent Olivia Baron at Fisher Wrathall, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel 01524 68822.
Last date edited: 17 January 2017