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180206-01. © NRT, 2006
Skerton Weir, Lancaster, UK, 18 February, 2006

This is the point at which the River Lune becomes tidal. I'd correctly presumed the weir was originally constructed to regulate the water level and freshwater supply for riverside corn mills and fishing, but hadn't realised that it's been here since 1200. This layout is more recent, having been built in 1976. Apparently, the fish pass, for sea trout and salmon, is one of the largest in Europe.
The Lune Cycleway, once a railway line, passes between the trees on the far bank and the industrial buildings beyond them. Clougha Pike is on the horizon.

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