Planning your visit
Address: Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3PE View on Google map
Opening Times: Towpath is open everyday
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Toilets: None on site
For a fun family day out why not visit Lune Aqueduct? This Grade 1 iconic 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. All of which delivers picture-postcard views across the Lune Valley in Lancashire.
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.
- Walking and dog walking
- Lune Millennium Cycleway - cycle along the newly opened cycle path passing underneath the aqueduct and along the banks of the River Lune
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