There is no shortage of things to do within easy reach of Tewitfield Marina. Our location on the Lancaster canal is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside, The Lake District National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Carnforth is a short walk away along the Lancaster Canal towpath. Tewitfield Marina is within easy reach of the historic city of Lancaster, Morecambe Bay, Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale too. If you are looking for an outdoor adventure, booked a highlight event in the local area or just wanting to get away from it all, we have something for everyone to enjoy.
Located on the outskirts of both the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales National Parks and on the canal towpath from the Marina itself, you really will be spoilt for choice with hundreds of off road and on road cycling routes to suit every keen cyclist, professional or just beginning. The links below will give you an idea of cycling itineraries during your stay.
There are hundreds of walking routes to suit any ability literally on the doorstep in the surrounding countryside and National Parks. Tewitfield Marina is located on the Lancaster canal towpath so you can leave the car behind and walk/cycle straight from the Marina to Carnforth and beyond. The links below will give you an idea to plan walking itineraries during your stay.
The Lancaster canal offers spectacular views over the Silverdale coast, the Forest of Bowland and the picturesque countryside landscape of the Wyre. The Lancaster Canal is a contour canal, it was originally built along the natural lie of the land. The canal has 41 miles without locks which makes this the longest stretch in the country. Tewitfield Marina is based at the Northern most point of the canal, this is where the canal ends its journey as the link to Kendal has been closed for many years, though the canal was once busy with cargoes from Kendal, Preston and Lancaster, it has only just been connected to the national waterway network by the Millennium Ribble Link.
A waterbus operates on the canal in the Summer months, resurrecting a 200-year old tradition. Enjoy one of a variety of cruises on offer, including Lancaster to Carnforth, Carnforth to Tewitfield, Lancaster country cruises and Lune Aqueduct Cruises with Lancaster Canal Packet Boats
There is so much to do and see on the doorstep or within 30 minutes drive from the Marina. Enjoy outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, horse riding and golf at various locations throughout the National Parks and surrounding areas. Enjoy water activities such as sailing, lake cruises in the Lake District National Park, canal trips and canoe hire. Heritage days out to nearby Lancaster, visit the cathedral or the Castle and dungeons. Amble around the elegant ornamental gardens of nearby Sizergh castle or Levens Hall. Take a stroll along the promenade at Morecambe Bay to see the famous Eric Morecambe statue or take High tea in the elegant Midland Hotel. For more information on activities and attractions.
Next door to the Marina is The Longlands; an old fashioned Lancashire country pub and inn serving home cooked food from a varied menu daily. Dogs are welcome too.