Lune Aqueduct, Lancaster

Lune Aqueduct, Lancaster

Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3PE.

The Lune Aqueduct is one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways, a masterpiece of civil engineering. 202 metres (664 feet) long, it carries the Lancaster Canal 16 metres (53 feet) above the River Lune.

Join staff and volunteers from the Canal & River Trust for a morning of activities linked to history, geography and science. Walk to the top of the Lune Aqueduct to compare the features of the Lancaster Canal with the River Lune below.

Learn about the different canal and river habitats and the wildlife that lives there. Try pond dipping and identify all sorts of interesting creatures that live in this wetland habitat.


Guided trail

Explore the Lune Aqueduct from above and below on a guided trail.  

Pond dipping

Observe the diversity of different creatures that rely on water to live and grow. Pond dipping is available from April – July.


Learn about the six different canal and river habitats and the wildlife that lives there on a self-guided animal trail. Carry out habitat sampling to identify creatures and plant species found in the nature park.

Learning Resources

Use the following resources to support learning on your trip and back in the classroom:

Building Bridges Topic Pack

All About Canals

Find out more about the Lune Aqueduct.


  • Outdoor classroom
  • Coach parking
  • Pond dipping platform
  • This is an outdoor visit with no indoor facilities

To ensure your visit runs smoothly and safely by water, we offer visits for one class per booking (roughly 30 children). Visits are 2 hours.


School visits to the Lune Aqueduct are FREE!