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The Wyre Aquaduct – Carrying the Lancaster Canal over the River Wyre

A fascinating structure carrying the Lancaster Canal over the River Wyre, can be found just a short walk along the canal at Garstang. 

The Wyre Aquaduct is a single span aqueduct that was completed in 1797, it was designed by canal engineer John Rennie.

The Aquaduct is approximately 110 feel long and carries the Lancaster Canal at a height of 34 feet over the river Wyre.

Above: The path as you enter the canal.

You can walk to the Aquaduct by parking on Moss Lane in Garstang and taking the steps down onto the canal from the road bridge the crosses the water. Walk south with the canal on your left hand side, admiring the wild flowers and birds that live in and around the waters edge. Beautiful canal boats line the waters as you stroll along.

Above: Looking back to where you have walked from.


You will pass Th’Owd Tithe Barn on the left and shortly after you will reach the Aquaduct, with lovely views down to the River Wyre and over the golf course.

Once over the Aquaduct a steep narrow set of metal steps take you down onto the path that runs alongside the River.

Above: Information sign at the Aquaduct.

Above: Looking back over the Aquaduct towards Garstang.

Above: Views from the Aquaduct over the golf course.


Above: Steps down from the Aquaduct to the river.

Above: Path alongside the River Wyre.









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