I join the canal at this footbridge. The path from my house comes over the hill to the right from the top of which are marvellous views over the city and to Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells beyond.
The walk then takes me into the city and through what must be very pleasant and convenient visitor moorings right in the city centre.
The cut then swings right and passes along the edge of the central area past some wonderful old warehouses and factories. Lancaster's traditional industry was the production of linoleum, but there were also silk mills, some of which survive.
After a few miles my walk ended at the well-known aqueduct over the River Lune, which over the winter has had a few million quid's worth of Heritage Lottery Fund money thrown at it including replacing some of the damaged or missing stone work and towpath and access improvements.
There is another aqueduct nearby - the less celebrated one over the Caton Road, which has also had its towpath upgraded.