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 end of April 2018 – Abstract Spring, an exhibition of the works of Stella Whalley & Lesley Williams in the Longitude Gallery, Clitheroe – details on

Now and until 5th May 2018 – Blackburn Museum – A Town and its People, Retrospective by Christopher John Ball – free entry and full details on

Now and until Sunday 20th May 2018 – What does Courtaulds mean to you? The Harris, Preston, are working  in partnership with The Courtauld Gallery in London and local communities to explore the history of Courtaulds textile factory in Preston. Free exhibition – for full details click here.

Saturday 21st April 2018 – Lancashire Rail Ramblers Guided Walk – two walks in the Disley area. First walk is a strenuous 12 miles (alight Disley return Whaley Bridge) and the second is an easy 8 miles (alight & return Disley). Full details on this link Lancashire Rail Ramblers Guided Walks

Tuesday 24th April 2018 – CRL Guided Walk, a moderate 7 mile walk starting at Entwistle (10:23) and finishing at Hall I’ Th’ Wood. All walks are led by experienced walk leaders from the Lancashire Rail Ramblers – full details on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 – CRL Guided Walk, a moderate 8 mile walk starting at Burnley Manchester Road (10:12) and finishing at Accrington. All walks are led by experienced walk leaders from the Lancashire Rail Ramblers – full details on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks

Thursday 3rd to Monday 7th May 2018 – Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival, the 9th annual Jazz Festival hits the streets of Clitheroe and resounds around the valleys on the May Day holiday weekend. Full details of all the gigs on

Saturday 5th May 2018 – Clitheroe Classical Interlude, the Clitheroe Piano Meet Up group host two sessions as part of the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival – click this link to see the programme Classical Interlude

Saturday 5th May 2018 – Lancashire Rail Ramblers Guided Walk – two walks in the Greenfield area. First walk is a moderate 12 miles (alight Greenfield return Smithy Bridge) and the second is a moderate 9 miles (alight Greenfield return Mossley). Full details on this link Lancashire Rail Ramblers Guided Walks      



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

Tuesday 1st May 2018 – Ribble Valley Rail Committee Meeting, The New Inn, Parson Lane, Clitheroe  14:30.

Thursday 17th May 2018 – LASRUG Committee Meeting, Bentham Station, Station Road, Bentham 19:30