We love the north of England. There is something wonderful about the dramatic yet comforting landscape of hills, green pastures dotted with sheep, stone walls, forests and valleys. Plus we are impressed with the dynamic cities, blending historic and modern with panache and ease. Even better, there is a plethora of rowing opportunities.

Time is perfect for a pop-up rowing weekend adventure on the Lancaster Canal. Numerous things make this excursion special. For example, the canal passes through bucolic rural scenery and straight through the middle of villages, towns and the city of Lancaster. Remarkable feats of 18th century engineering created aqueducts for the canal, meaning that we will row OVER a river and a highway! Later we will be able to see the sea from the banks of the canal. And even better, there are no locks on the section of the canal that we will row.