If the route north through the Bridgewater Canal is cleared in time, many more boaters will be planning to make the crossing of the Ribble Estuary to take a look at the Lanky. About three years ago we made the trip and I made a few videos about the preparation needed, the crossing, the canal and the return journey.
In addition I looked at the un-restored Northern Reaches which have since been adopted by a nerw group of enthusiasts led by Colin Ogden.
The videos were originally produced for Towpath Talk.
Please note these videos were shot hand-held, on a small camera, sometimes whilst trying to steer a boat so this is not broadcast-quality work.