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.

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 22nd April 2017 – Rail Ramblers Guided Walks, two walks starting and finishing at Todmorden. Walk 1 is a strenuous 11 miles and walks 2 is an easy 6 miles – full details on All walks are led by experienced leaders from the Lancashire Rail Ramblers.

Tuesday 25th April 2017 – a CRL Guided Walk, an easy 6 mile walk starting at Burnley Manchester Road (10:12) and finishing at Burnley Central. Burnley by the Back Door – all CRL walks are led by the Lancashire Rail Ramblers – full details on

Tuesday 25th April to Monday 1st May 2017 – Ride2Stride, The Settle – Carlisle Walking Festival, a week of walks, talks and music along the iconic Settle – Carlisle Line. Full details on

Wednesday 26th April 2017 – Clitheroe Concerts Society, pianist Belle Chen plays some Mediterranean Sounds including Albeniz, Debussy, de Falla, Mompou, Poulence, Ravel, Bozicevic, Kalomiris, Liszt, Malipiero, Say & Scarlatti. Sixth Form Centre, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, York Street, BB7 2DJ – tickets £15 full details on this link; CCS Belle Chen

Thursday 27th April to Monday 1st May 2017 – Ribble Valley Jazz Festival, the 8th annual festival of all things jazz & blues held in venues in and around Clitheroe – full details on

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th May 2017 – Festival of Making, the first National Festival of Making will take in Blackburn, Lancashire. This is an opportunity to see, make and do for residents and visitors to Blackburn town centre. The Festival of Making takes over the streets with music, markets, street food, art, performance, tours, talks and above all an eclectic mix of making experiences for everyone!



Rail User Groups & Friends of Stations Meetings

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