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.

Now and until 31st May 2017 – This Familiar Land at The Longitude Gallery Clitheroe, Marjan Wouda (sculptures in clay and bronze) and Alison Tyldesley a Yorkshire based artist – full details on

Now and until 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 27th May 2017 – Granny’s Bay Walk, enjoy an expert led walk on one of the best estuaries for wildlife in the UK and discover more about the Ribble’s important inhabitants. Walk starts at the Ribble Discovery Centre at 10:30, 2 to 3 hours £2.50 RSPB members £3.50 non members – details on  

Sunday 28th & Monday 29th May 2017 – Darwen Live, Darwen Live has now become an intrinsic part of Darwen’s culture, it presents 100s of musicians, at many venues in and around the town centre. Get full details on the visit Blackburn website at

Saturday 3rd June 2017 – Accrington Food Festival, once again the centre of Accrington will be taken over by over 80 stalls serving a delicious combination of regional favourites and international flavours. The event will take place in Broadway, around the Town Hall and in the award-winning market hall. Get to the festival by train – 3 trains an hour stop at Accrington in each direction.

Wednesday 7th June 2017 – CRL Guided Walk, an easy 6.5 miles starting and finishing at Clitheroe (11:17) – full details on

Wednesday 7th June 2017 – Clitheroe Concerts Society, CCS’s Summer Concert featuring Stephanie Oatridge on oboe and Adam Brown on guitar. A stunning programme of Spanish, Spanish influenced and Latin American music. Sixth Form Centre, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, York Street, Clitheroe, 19:30 – admission by donation. See the poster by clicking here: CCS Summer Concert

Saturday 17th June 2017 – CRL Guided Walk, an easy 10 miles starting at Bolton (10:01) and finishing at Salford Crescent – full details on


Rail User Groups & Friends of Stations Meetings

Wednesday 31st May 2017 – Blackpool & Fylde Rail Users Group, AGM, St. Margaret’s Church Hall, St. Leonards Road West, St. Anne’s – 19:45.

Monday 5th June 2017 – Ribble Valley Rail Committee Meeting, The New Inn, Parson Lane, Clitheroe, 19:30