CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Something For The Weekend XII

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 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 7th October 2017 – Darwen Food Festival, Darwen Food Festival is back with a collection of food stalls that is sure to satisfy your taste buds! There will be food stalls,  artisan products, local suppliers, cookery demonstrations, family fun, international cuisine and so much more! 10:00 – 16:00, Free entry

Sunday 8th October 2017 – Ribble Valley Rambler, the winter version of DalesRail running from Preston to Hellifield with connections into the Settle Carlisle Line services. Details on


Wednesday 11th October 2017 – Clitheroe Concerts Society, an evening of piano with Clare Hammond who plays excerpts from Haydn, Unsuk Chin, Schubert, Beethoven, Scriabin & Stravinsky. Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, Sixth Form Centre, York Street, Clitheroe 19:30 tickets £15 – click this link for details.

Saturday 14th October 2017 – CRL Guided Walk, a moderate 10 mile walk starting at Rishton (09:58) and finishing at Darwen station. All walks are led by experienced walk leaders from the Lancashire Rail Ramblers – full details on

Wednesday 18th October 2017 – Bicycles, Fox Furs & Bunches of Leaves, LASRUG & the Ewecross Historical Society present a slide show by Simon Clarke of photographs taken between 1880 – 1920 by his Great Grandfather, John Robinson. The Lower Hall, Bentham Town Hall, Station Road, Bentham 19:30. Refreshments available and a retiring collection. Click here to see the poster for the event.