Catkin and Scrapz is an Ulverston based online shop, offering dressmaking fabrics, vintage haberdashery and handmade items. They are now… Continue Reading
A new rock climbing centre called The Wall will be opening in Ulverston on the 1st of October. The new… Continue Reading
The Vintage Village Hall (The VVH Girls) have created an afternoon tea delivery service for Ulverston and the surrounding area.… Continue Reading
With independent shops, traditional markets, beautiful walks, welcoming cafes & pubs and interesting things to see and do, Ulverston has so much to offer. Click the options below to learn more or view our What's On section above to view Ulverston's upcoming events and festivals.
The canal is 1.25 miles long, 15 feet (4.6 m) deep and 66 feet (20 m) wide and it’s the straightest canal in Britain. In its short working lifetime it accommodated thousands of vessels for various important local industries including charcoal burning, hoop-making, gas works and ship building. The last boat to be built on the canal was the Hearts of Oak over 100 years ago, which is still in use today.
A rolling bridge can be found mid-way along the canal. Ignored for many years, the significance of this historical bridge was only realised after a chance visit by an amateur industrial archaeologist to the site. It is believed to be the only surviving bridge of its kind in England. It has been granted grade II listed status. Click here to see the original working drawings of the bridge.
Workshops and businesses can still be found on and around the canal, including the GlaxoSmithKline plant which now operates on the site of the old ironworks. At Canal Foot you’ll find the Bay Horse Hotel and Restaurant which used to be the staging post for the coaches that crossed the sands of Morecambe Bay in the 17th century.
If you are thinking about moving to Ulverston and would like to know more about life in the South Lakeland town, view our Living section for all of the essential information. We have a selection of blogs from residents, business owners and general Ulverston enthusiasts to give you an insight into Ulverston life.