To Ulverston, on the bus. To visit the street market (excellent cheese, eggs, meat and veg stalls); for a pub lunch (local ale, hot beef sandwich) and then a look at the Ulverston Canal.
|Entrance Lock from Morecambe Bay at "Canal Foot"|
It's certainly straight as you can see in this view from the head of the entrance lock looking towards canal head.
As well as its claimed superlatives it can also be considered to be the most featureless and - arguably - most boring canal in the country.
As built its only features of note were the lock at Canal Foot and the wharf at Canal Head, although it subsequently acquired two railway crossings - a branch line into the works of what is now
|Railway Viaduct over the Ulverston Canal|
It's a pleasant 15 minute stroll on the adjacent roadway, but that's really all there is to say about the Ulverston Canal, although for completeness having shown you "Canal Foot" I had better show you "Canal Head"!
|Canal Head, Ulverston|