River Conder

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River Conder
River Conder - panoramio.jpg
River Conder near Ellel
River Conder is located in Lancashire
River Conder
Location of the mouth within Lancashire
CountryUnited Kingdom
Physical characteristics
MouthLune estuary
 ⁃ coordinates
53°59′57.5″N 2°50′0″W / 53.999306°N 2.83333°W / 53.999306; -2.83333Coordinates: 53°59′57.5″N 2°50′0″W / 53.999306°N 2.83333°W / 53.999306; -2.83333

The River Conder is a river in the English county of Lancashire.

The source of the River Conder is a spring at Conder Head on Black Fell near Littledale, from where the stream briefly runs north, then west through Cragg Wood. The river then skirts around Quernmore in a southwesterly direction through a disproportionately wide valley, created by glacial action.[1]

The river runs through Ellel and Galgate before turning to the north-west, flowing into the Lune estuary between Conder Green and Glasson.

The name of the river was recorded in the 13th century as Kondover and Kondoure, being derived from Brythonic and meaning "crooked waters".


  1. ^ Conder Valley, near Lancaster, Ministry of Information. Retrieved 12 September 2006.