Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Planning your visit
History & Heritage
Things to do or see
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Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3PE
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Towpath is open everyday
Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
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The lovely Lune Aqueduct should be one of our 'Seven Wonders of the Waterways'. It's a masterpiece of civil engineering. 202 metres (664 feet) long, it carries Lancaster Canal 16 metres (53 feet) above the River Lune. It was designed by John Rennie and constructed by Alexander Stevens in 1797. The aqueduct consists of five 21 metre (70 foot) semi-circular arches.
Holder of a coverted Transport Trust 'Red Wheel Plaque', Lune Aqueduct is part of newly created River Lune Millennium Park with walks, cycle trails and lots more to discover on your vist.
As well as salmon, the River Lune and Lune Aqueduct are great for all sorts of different creatures from tiny stoneflies, newts and bats to beautiful swans. You can find out more about them when you visit the aqueduct and explore the River Lune Millennium Park. Download our nature spotter's guide to help you on your trail.
By car - Pay & display car park on Caton Road, LA1 3PE
By bus - there are a number of bus routes along both Caton Rd and Halton Rd from the city centre
By train - Lancaster Train station is a taxi ride away but brave souls can take the 40 minute walk along the River Lune Millenium Park route
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