Thursday 8th July 2021

We returned home via the crossing of the River Lune by the Lancaster Canal. Thought, by many, to be the highlight of the canal, the Lune Aqueduct can today be seen below on the riverside and from the towpath.

Designed by John Rennie, it is 600ft long, 50ft high and has five 70ft diameter arches. It is built upon piles of Baltic Pine, imported from Russia, for its durability. It opened in 1797, one year after Rennie’s death.

It is in regular use by pleasure craft and offers views of Lancaster and, to the east, the Pennines.

  

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