CRL - Community Rail Lancashire


This page will be used to promote events taking place along the various community rail lines in Lancashire and surrounding areas and to advertise forthcoming Rail User Group and Friends of Stations group meetings and events.

General Events

Every Tuesday – Clitheroe Country Market, in the United Reformed Church Hall on Moor Lane, Clitheroe BB7 1AZ, 09:30 – 12:00 – a country market with quality home baked, hand made and home grown produce. A wide selection of goods from a co-operative of local producers. Home made cakes, pies and jams also handicraft items such as cards, knits and textile gifts. More details on

First Thursday of every month – St. Anne’s Farmers Market, in the main square in St. Anne’s a monthly farmers market with locally and regionally produced food and drink on sale. Meet the people who grow, rear, make and bake your food. More details on

Last weekend of every month – Ormskirk Speciality Markets, great family days out with free entertainment, activities and demonstrations – visit for full details. Fancy a stall at one of the events then ring 01695 571328 or email to book a space.

Tuesday 14th February to Sunday 9th April 2017 – Lytham Heritage Exhibition, Tom Mellor OBE (1914-1994) a major exhibition celebrating the talent and depth of this local architect, painter and designer. Exhibits include photographs of the buildings he designed, his paintings and some furniture and fabrics also designed by him. Lytham Heritage Centre, 10:00 – 16:00 every day (except Monday) – admission free.

Saturday 18th February to Saturday 15th July – India’s Gateway; Gujarat, Mumbai & Britain, an exhibition in Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery tracing the history of Gujarat and Mumbai as age-old centres of trade and migration, focusing on their remarkable links with Britain. Normal museum opening hours and free admission – full details on

Saturday 25th March 2017 – A CRL Guided Walk, a moderate 10 mile walk starting and finishing at Clitheroe (10:16). led by the Lancashire Rail Ramblers – full details on

Wednesday 5th April 2017 – a CRL Guided Walk, a moderately easy 8.5 mile walk starting at Pleasington (10:17) and finishing at Cherry Tree. All CRL walks are led by the Lancashire Rail Ramblers – full details on

Saturday 8th April 2017 – Lancashire Rail Ramblers Walks, two walks starting at Chinley. Walk 1 is a moderately strenuous 11 miles and walk 2 is an easy 7 miles – full details on  


Rail User Groups & Friends of Stations Meetings

Monday 3rd April 2017 – Ribble Valley Rail Committee Meeting, The New Inn, Parson Lane, Clitheroe, 19:30

Friday 7th April 2017 – Friends of Bentham Station Meeting, Bentham Station, Station Road, Bentham, 10:30

Monday 8th May 2017 – Ribble Valley Rail Committee Meeting, The New Inn, Parson Lane, Clitheroe, 19:30

Thursday 18th May 2017 – Lancaster & Skipton Rail User Group Committee Meeting, Bentham Station, Station Road, Bentham, 19:30