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The Ulverston Canal is a canal in the town of Ulverston, Cumbria, England. It is 1.25 miles (2 km) long and runs from the town centre to the coast of Morecambe Bay. It is entirely straight and on a single level. It is an isolated canal and does not connect to the main canal network.
The canal is described as the straightest in UK, however, it is not the deepest (4.6 m (15 ft)) or the widest (20 m (66 ft)). The shortest waterway is the 47 m (154 ft) Wardle Canal in Middlewich, Cheshire and the Manchester Ship Canal is 8.5 m (28 ft) deep and 35 m (115 ft) wide.
Ulverston Canal Reviews
Great place to stop and enjoy the heritage. Lots of signs around explaining different aspects of the canal, including the sliding railway bridge. I had a great, relaxing couple of hours here. more »
The walk down this canal is very pleasant. At the town end the canal opens out, where the boats used to come. ( it lacks a cafe we think as the nearest one is in Booths supermarket. A pop up one... more »
It smells a bit fishy, the ducks should get gone as they eat the fish, It's nice to walk down except for a guy called keith who sits in the canal having a bath stirring the canal scaring away the fish overall 10/10
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