River Wyre

The aqueduct of the Lancaster Canal over the Wyre.

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The Wyre is a river in Lancashire, England. The Wyre arises from the confluence of Tarnbrook Wyre Wyre and Marshaw in Abbeystead in the Forest of Bowland.

In Abbeystead the Wyre flows through the 1855 -built Abbeystead reservoir that is no longer used today, but is still clearly visible. The dam was once supposed to ensure the water level of the Wyre, so the holdings situated in another run spinning and weaving mills were able to maintain their operation. Since 1980 there is a tunnel connection through which water from the River Lune from Caton from can be pumped up after Abbeystead to secure the water supply in southern Lancashire, with the help of the Wyre.

The Wyre first flows in a westerly direction until near the village of Dolphin Holme describes an arc to the south. South of Forton crosses the Wyre the M6 motorway and then flows east past Garstang, in the south it crosses under the Lancaster Canal.

Between St Michael's on Wyre, Thornton and the Wyre flows west and then north to the places between Fleetwood and Knott End -on-Sea to flow into Morecambe Bay.