Galgate is a village in the City of Lancaster, just South of Lancaster University and approximately 3 miles south of Lancaster City centre, and situated in the county of Lancashire.  It has a relatively small population of around 1500-2000 people.

Due to its semi-rural location, you only need to travel less than half a mile before embarking on open fields and countryside with many lovely, scenic walks around the country lanes.

Lancaster Canal winds its way through Galgate village, leading to some beautiful riverside walks while watching narrowboats gliding up and down the river. From Galgate, there is a 6.5 mile walk to Garstang, or a 3.5 mile walk to Glasson Dock or the City Centre.

Galgate also boasts a Marina, housing moorings for over 120 boats, some of which we have worked on, click here for more info on our services.  The marina itself is well-serviced and there are no locks on the canal.  Due to its location, it’s well situated for travel to Lancaster, Preston, Blackpool as well as the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

Galgate is also known as Rhubarb City.  This is because the village once had a thriving silk industry, and stories suggest that the locally grown rhubarb was used for dying the silk, however there is no concrete evidence to support this, although Rhubarb is an abundant plant in Galgate.

There are 2 Churches that serve the Galgate community.  St Johns Church is the Anglican parish place of worship and there is a Methodist Church which also resides in the village.

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Driving Directions from Digitec Aerials in Lancaster to Galgate.

Driving directions from Galgate to Heysham.