I had it in mind to try to find the ‘Devil’s Chair’, a rock carved stone chair, on Hord Hill near Ulverston, and was intrigued to notice a canal from the town to the sea.
A canal! In the Lakes! Perfectly straight, 1¼ miles long. It turned out to be a little gem, brimming with nature, swans, herons, and other birdlife, damsel flies.
The canal was built in 1796 turning Ulverston into a port, with ship building, an ironworks, and other industries.