CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Something For The Weekend X

Looking for something to do over this weekend or over the next week or so in the Community Rail Lancashire and Bentham Line areas? Would you like to get there by train? Then look no further!

Now and until 30th September 2017 – Exhibition of paintings, Blackburn Cathedral hosts an exhibition of paintings by Albert Ogden, a former Blackburn chorister – admission free.

Now and until Saturday 28th October 2017 – Private Life of Books, on display until end of October 2017, a new Guest Curator exhibition in Blackburn Museum’s Hart Gallery explores the Private Life of Books. Click here for full details.

Now and until beginning of November 2017 – The Late Summer Collection, Clitheroe’s Longitude Gallery presents work by Donald Holden, Chris McLoughlin, Peter Hopwood, Pat Ellacott and Steve Rostron. Details on

Saturday 23rd September 2017 – Rail Ramblers Guided Walks, two walks starting at Green Road and returning from Millom. The first is a 12 mile strenuous walk and the second a 7.5 mile easy walk. Catch the 08:42 ex Preston to Carlisle. Details on

Sunday 24th September 2017 – The Bowland Explorer, the last chance of this season to enjoy a bus/rail link into the heart of The Forest of Bowland, one of Britain’s areas of outstanding natural beauty  – click this link for full details.     

Sunday 24th September 2017 – Clitheroe Artwalk, The Ribble Valley is home to some extraordinary artistic talent, much of which is showcased in Clitheroe’s many galleries. Clitheroe Artwalk highlights seven of Clitheroe’s galleries allowing visitors to start their journey anywhere along the route. Download the map here and visit for full details.

Wednesday 27th September 2017 – CRL Guided Walk, an easy 9 mile walk starting at Bolton (10:01) and finishing at Hall I’ Th’ Wood station. All walks are led by experienced walk leaders from the Lancashire Rail Ramblers – full details on