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9. River Lune Walks

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River Lune Walks

The river Lune was the subject of Turner's sketching tour of 1816, and the Crook O’ Lune (a meandering bend in the river to the east of Lancaster) is now a popular spot for walks. You can drive to the Crook O' Lune and walk east along the river, cross the bridge, and then walk back along the opposite bank. Alternatively you can walk west along the River Lune Millenium Park footpath towards the city.
View the map at the very bottom of this page to view the Crook O' Lune's location. 
Crook O’ Lune
Crook O’ Lune, Near Caton is a popular and attractive spot, where the River Lune meanders in a big curve through tree-lined banks. The river passes under Penny Bridge (formerly a toll bridge) and the bridge which carried the former Lancaster to Hellifield railway line, which is now part of an extensive network of cycleways and footpaths.

Crook O' Lune Picnic Site
On the northern bank, just past the Penny Bridge, is a picnic site and car park. The view up the Lune Valley is superb, looking north east to the majestic plateau of Ingleborough. There is a network of footpaths which emanate from here and details are contained on maps in the car park.

River Lune Millennium Park
The River Lune Millennium Park stretches some 15km along the banks of the Lune from Bull Beck near Caton to Salt Ayre in Lancaster. The pathway between Lancaster and Caton is a good way to see some interesting features on and around the river. The River Lune is noted for its salmon and September and October are the best times to see them, along with the many sea trout which are also to be found in the river.

Lancaster Tourist Information Centre Address:
Lancaster Tourist Information Centre
29 Castle Hill
England, UK

Lancaster Tourist Information Centre Opening Times:
Summer opening
9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Closed Tuesday at 4.00 pm
Sunday opening 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Winter opening
9.30 am to 4.00 pm
Sat til 5.00 pm
Closed all day Sunday

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T  For more information contact Lancaster Tourist Information Centre on +44 (0)1524 32878

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