Crook O’Lune Riverside Walk
This beautiful riverside walk in the Lune Valley is really a figure-8 and can easily be done in two shorter halves.
Distance: Approx. 5 km / 3.1 miles
Gradient and Terrain: Mostly easy, some steep steps. Be careful near riverbanks. Underfoot: fields and river bank, often muddy.
Public Toilets and Refreshments: At Crook O’Lune. Pub and Shops in Caton.
Getting to the start: Crook O’Lune is just off the A683 about 5 km East of Lancaster. There is a riverside cycle route all the way from Lancaster. Buses go to Caton from where the old railway track provides an easy link.
(Follow Walk 5 on Map)
1. Start – Crook O’ Lune car park (LA2 6PA)
From car park drop down onto old railway line. Turn right through cutting underneath the road then cross bridge. At its far end descend steps on the right then double back under bridge.
The path follows the river upstream then ascends steps to right. At top bear left, with the road close by. The path soon descends again, with steep steps, back towards the river.
Swing left, then out into the open. A side stream is crossed using a footbridge. Continue to a gate and cross the road to another gate opposite.
2. Gate by Road 1 km / 0.6 miles
(For a direct return to the car park, keep straight on from this gate then left on the cycle track)
Bear left to the river, cross a footbridge, and go under the old railway bridge. Follow the river bank for 1km to an arched footbridge over Artle Beck. Continue to the Waterworks Bridge. Find a stile past the small building, ascend steps and cross on catwalk. At far side drop down left. Follow this side of the riverside path back to the Crook O’ Lune.
- Caton, Halton, Lancaster LA2 6PA
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