CRL - Community Rail Lancashire


This page will be used to promote events and places to visit 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.



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

Third Saturday of every month – Clitheroe Piano Meet Up, would you like to meet fellow players, share knowledge and develop your skills on a Bechstein grand piano? All abilities and styles welcome, no experience required, no pressure to play or just come along to listen! These are free events held in Clitheroe Library between 13:00 – 15:30.

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.

Now and until 30th June 2018 – Longitude Gallery, Clitheroe – an exhibition of works by Kevin Haynes & Colin Binns – full details on

Saturday 16th June 2018 – CRL Guided Walk, a moderate 11 mile walk starting at Rose Grove (09:47) and finishing at Whalley – full details of this and other CRL guided walks on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks

Sunday 17th June 2018 – DalesRail Guided Walks, four walks led by the Lancashire Rail Ramblers ranging from a strenuous 12 miles to an easy 4 miles – full details on this link DalesRail Walks – May 2018

Sunday 17th June 2018 – Bowland Explorer, the fourth Sunday of the new season for the Bowland Explorer bus service that meanders through the Forest of Bowland AONB on summer Sundays. Get more information and download the timetable here

Saturday 23rd June 2018 – LASRUG Coffee Morning, the summer coffee morning for the Lancaster & Skipton Rail Users Group takes place in Gargrave Village Hall 10:00 – 12:00. Small entry fee and plenty of stalls a tombola and a raffle. Download the poster here; LASRUG Gargrave Coffee Morning 2018

Saturday 30th June 2018 – Bolton Station Gala, community event organised in partnership with local transport companies, community groups and organisations – 50 years to the day when the last steam locomotive puffed out of Bolton loco sheds on Crescent Road, Great Lever. 10:30 – 16:00, Bolton rail station & Bus interchange – download the poster here: Bolton Station Gala



Click the link above to see a host of interesting places to visit that are close to CRL’s community rail stations.


Rail User Groups & Friends of Stations Meetings

Monday 2nd July 2018 – Ribble Valley Rail Committee Meeting, The New Inn, Parson Lane, Clitheroe  19:30.

Thursday 19th July 2018 – LASRUG Committee Meeting, Bentham Station, Station Road, Bentham 19:30.

Monday 6th August 2018 – Ribble Valley Rail Committee Meeting, The New Inn, Parson Lane, Clitheroe  19:30.