Glasson Branch (Lancaster Canal)

Alongside an impressive variety of birdlife in the winter the Glasson Branch of the Lancaster Canal affords lovely views across Morecambe Bay to the high fells of the Lake District.

Glasson Dock courtesy Ian Taylor Glasson Dock courtesy Ian Taylor
Glasson Branch  
Length 2.5 miles
Locks 7
Maximum boat dimensions
Guide only - weather conditions can affect water levels
  • Length
  • Width
  • Draught
  • Headroom
  • 22.3m 73ft 1''
  • 4.3m 14ft 1''
  • 1.3m 4ft 3"
  • 2.5m 8ft 2''

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The Glasson branch of the Lancaster Canal was opened in 1826 providing the canal with its first link to the sea. The branch runs through the tranquil countryside of the Conden Valley to the saltings and marshland leading to the River Lune.

Read more about the history of the Lancaster Canal

Days out along the Lancaster Canal