Where does the river lune start?
The River Lune rises high on Ravenstonedale Common in Cumbria at an altitude of 540 metres and flows westward from Newbiggin-on-Lune before turning south at Tebay. It finally enters the Irish Sea, south of Lancaster, some 105 kilometres from its source.
The River Lune is a major river which flows through Cumbria and Lancashire. The river is about 53 miles long; arising in springs at Newbiggin-on-Lune in Cumbria and eventually discharging into the Irish Sea near Lancaster.
Lune Valley The River Lune begins its journey on the northern slopes of the Howgills, then flows west to Tebay before doing a sharp left near Junction 38 of the M6. It then journeys south along the western slopes of the Howgills before the valley opens out as it flows towards Kirkby Lonsdale.
River Lune, Kirkby Lonsdale
Below Devil's Bridge is a lovely wide section of the River Lune where you can enjoy a swim. There are rocks that are great for jumping off and small stones beaches to relax on.
Four bridges in close proximity cross the estuary in Lancaster: Skerton Bridge (road), Greyhound Bridge (built as rail but now carries a road), Lune Millennium Bridge (pedestrian and cycle) and Carlisle Bridge (carrying the West Coast Main Line railway, and with a public walkway on the eastern side) which is the ...
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The River Lune Millennium Park stretches some 15km along the banks of the Lune from Bull Beck near Caton to Salt Ayre in Lancaster. It has linked footpaths and cycleways, and the route is decorated with unusual and thought provoking artworks and information points.
River levels remain high on the River Lune and River Conder due to rainfall. Flooding is possible at River Lune, Conder and Keer and other watercourses from Kirkby Lonsdale to Galgate including Gressingham, Carnforth, Hornby, Wray, Bentham and Lancaster from 08:00 AM on 01/11/2021.
The water has excellent numbers of brown trout, grayling and an occasional salmon and has a wonderful mixture of pocket fishing and small pools. The Lune is completely tree lined, so the fishing is challenging. Wading difficulty is average and care must always be taken, a wading staff is always advisable.
Is the River Lune clean?
The Lune is one of the best salmon rivers in the country and is a class 1 river (good/excellent water quality) for the whole of its length.
The River Lune is a famous salmon river and long regarded one of England's finest.
Aughton Woods - Remote ancient woodland on the River Lune, which is a hotspot for otters. It's full of coppiced trees, including small-leaved lime.
The typical recent level of the River Lune at Lunes Bridge over the past 12 months has been between 0.22m and 2.07m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.
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The Lune rises close to Lune Head Farm at the confluence of Lune Head Beck (considered by some the upper part of the Lune) and Cleve Beck. Lune Head Beck itself is formed by the meeting of Connypot Beck and Goal Sike, flowing eastward from Cumbria.
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The Lune Valley Ramble is 161/2 miles (26.5 km) long and traces the course of the River Lune's lower reaches through some of the North West's finest lowland countryside.
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A walking route through the villages of Colonno, Sala Comacina, Tremezzina and Griante. It follows the ancient Via Regina and offers splendid views and examples of architecture, villas and gardens (e.g., the unmissable Villa Carlotta).
Can you walk along the River Dove?
The walk along the river Dove back to Hartington (through Dovedale, then Wolfscote dale and finally Bereford Dale) is very easy and almost totally flat and is about 7 miles so will take the slower walker about three hours. There are four options for this.
Location and Technical Data
The typical recent level of the River Lune at Killington over the past 12 months has been between 0.13m and 1.59m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.
The usual range of the River Lune at Caton is between 0.28m and 3.60m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began. The typical recent level of the River Lune at Caton over the past 12 months has been between 0.24m and 3.08m.
No fishing is allowed between the black and white marker posts and weir,standing above the marker posts to fish or from the weir itself, all legal methods are allowed on other areas of this beat. There are six rods available to salmon and trout anglers daily. Coarse angling is allowed above Skerton Weir.
The Carp is the Queen of Rivers: a stately, good and very subtle fish.