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Something For The Weekend L

Do you fancy going on a guided walk, visiting a museum or art gallery, dropping into a country market, taking a scenic bus ride or joining a workplace cycle event? Then look no further.

The RMT union has announced a number of dates when they will be taking industrial action (29th September and 6th, 13th & 20th October 2018) and although Northern will be running an emergency timetable your journey may be affected. Please check before travelling to ensure that you can complete your journey.

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.

All of September 2018 – Cycle September, take part in a fun, friendly workplace cycling campaign, ride anywhere, anytime and encourage others to ride! Details on

Now and until early 2019 – The Longitude Gallery Autumn Exhibition, prior to an exciting new format the autumn exhibition sees new work from old favourites including: Pat Ellacott, Sharon Steingold, Jeff Smith, Chris Cyprus, Michael Howley & Donald Holden – more details on

Now and until Saturday 20th April 2019 – Structures in Ceramic Exhibition, Blackburn Museum celebrates the history and craft of architectural ceramic production in Darwen. Full details on

Friday 28th September 2018 – World Fireworks Championships, the finale by the UK with the winner announced – a free event starting at approx. 20:30 on Blackpool Promenade (North Pier).

Sunday 30th September 2018 – Bowland Explorer, the final Sunday of the Bowland Explorer bus service that meanders through the Forest of Bowland AONB on summer Sundays. Get more information and download the timetable here

Tuesday 2nd October 2018 –  CRL Guided Walk, an easy 5 mile walk starting at Mill Hill (10:57) and finishing at Darwen. All walks are led by walk leaders from the Lancashire Rail Ramblers – full details on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks

Saturday 6th October 2018 – Lancashire Rail Ramblers Guided Walk – two guided walks in the Lancaster area, a 10.5 mile easy walk and a 5 mile easy walk both starting and finishing at Lancaster. More details on 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.

Discover Amazing Women by Rail

Discover Amazing Women by Rail is a project initiated by the Mid Cheshire Line CRP and invites people to leave their car at home and use the train (along with buses and trams) to explore the fascinating, and often hidden, histories of women who lived and worked in areas along the Mid Cheshire and Calder Valley railway lines, including the Blackburn to Manchester via Todmorden route.

The project is supported with a website ( by an A5 booklet available from local stations, tourist information offices and libraries. The booklet can also be downloaded using this link: Amazing Women by Rail