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Ulverston Canal dog walk, Cumbria


England's shortest, widest and deepest canal! Well behaved dogs can be let off-lead on the tarmac tow path. The car park is free and unmarked - turn left off North Lonsdale Road just before Ulverston Health Club. The car park is adjacent to the portable office building.


Please be aware that there is occasional traffic to the livery yard, which is half way along the tow path. Fishing is popular alongside the canal, so please keep dogs under control while you pass.


Walk away from North Lonsdale Road and onto the track leading into woods. Dogs can be let off here if you are confident of their return! After 100m the tarmac runs out and the next bit can be really muddy in winter or after rain - if this is the case you can park at The Bay Horse at canal foot and access the canal there.

Follow the path around the pig enclosure and cross the rolling canal bridge. There is a display board explaining how the rolling bridge works on the far side. 

The entire canal is only 1.25 miles long and at this point you are roughly half-way along. You can either turn left towards canal head, Ulverston town and the A590, or going right will lead you towards canal foot, the estuary and The Bay Horse.

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Edited: 25th January 2023. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.