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Tewitfield

North of Keer Aqueduct, on the way to Tewitfield, is the Capernway Arm. This is a short branch to an old quarry, now offering a small amount of sheltered moorings. A caravan site and some private mooring runs alongside the east bank just prior to the Arm. The canal then winds around a hillside and ends abruptly just north of Borwick and alongside the M6 Motorway. There are two areas for mooring at Tewitfield, the first, just north of bridge 138, room for around 6 boats, depending on length. The terminus proper has much more mooring but is very close to the M6 and the traffic noise, not always good if you need a peaceful night. Just north of Tewitfield, the locks are now abandoned, albeit there is talk at present to refurbish these and again open the canal to Kendal.

Borwick is a small but attractive village. Overlooking the canal is Borwick Hall, a large and somber Elizabethan Manor House, built around a 15th century tower. The Tewitfield terminus, as it is currently known, has full amenities supplied by British Waterways and there is ample safe mooring for people wishing to leave their boats and take a long walk towards Kendal, following the old canal toe path. Within two minutes walk of the terminus is the Longlands Hotel (01524-781256), only 100yds north east of the canal. It is a spacious pub and serves excellent bar snacks and also has very good restaurant, including ample selections for vegetarians.