CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Something For The Weekend LXVIII

Do you fancy visiting a museum or art gallery, joining a guided walk, discovering some Amazing Women by Rail, listening to some organ music, or visiting a farmer’s market? Then look no further.

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

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.

Now and going forward for 2019 – The Longitude Gallery Clitheroe, The 45s, a new gallery concept for 2019 and beyond. A showcase of great North-Western artistic talent each displaying two pieces of work exactly 45cm by 45cm when framed – 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

Saturday 16th March 2019 – Rail Ramblers Guided Walk, two guided walks in the Cark/Grange-over-Sands area, Walk 1 is a strenuous 12 miles (alight Cark & return Grange) and walk 2 is a moderate 7.5 miles (alight Cark & return Grange). Full details available on

Saturday 16th March 2019 – Colne Farmer’s Market, adjacent to the main market at the top of Albert Road – 09:00 – 14:00. Get your local food direct from a local producer.

Sunday 17th March 2019 – Winckley Square Guided Walk, Join a Friend of Winckley Square on a guided walk. Learn more about the origins of the lovely Georgian Winckley Square and the notable residents who lived there. People who made a significant contribution to the life of Preston. 14;00 – 15:20, free, but a donation is welcomed.

Wednesday 20th March 2019 – Blackburn Cathedral, a lunchtime recital by Soprano Angie Hicks. Entrance is free but a donation of £3.50 is suggested.

Saturday 23rd March 2019 – CRL Guided Walk, a moderately strenuous 11 mile walk starting at Entwistle (10:17) and finishing at Bromley Cross. Full details of the route etc. can be found on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks.

Thursday 4th April 2019 – St. Annes Farmer’s Market, the monthly farmers market with locally and regionally produced food and drink on sale. Meet the people who grow, rear, make and bake your food. The Square, St. Annes 09:00 – 14:00.



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