Crook O Lune

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Many thanks to The Lune Rivers Trust for facilitating this camera's location and capitally funding its installation.The River Lune is a river in Cumbria and Lancashire, England. It is formed at Wath, in the parish of Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, at the confluence of Sandwath Beck and Weasdale Beck. The river then passes the remnants of a Roman fort near Low Borrowbridge at the foot of Borrowdale, and flows through south Cumbria, finally meeting the Irish Sea at Plover Scar near Lancaster, after a total journey of about 44 miles. The valley of the Lune has three parts. The northern part between its source and Tebay is called Lunesdale, which is followed by the spectacular Lune Gorge through which both the M6 motorway and the West Coast Main Railway Line run. The part after the gorge in which the valley broadens out is known as Lonsdale. The Crook o' Lune there in a 180 righthand the Lune turns back on itself, followed by another lefthand 90 degree bend forming the shape of a shepherd's crook and creating a beauty spot which was one of the locations in the area painted by J. M. W. Turner.