CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Something For The Weekend XXIX

Looking for something to do, or somewhere to visit, 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 5th May 2018 – Blackburn Museum – A Town and its People, Retrospective by Christopher John Ball – free entry and full details on

Blackburn Brookhouse children 1982

Now and until Sunday 20th May 2018 – What does Courtaulds mean to you? The Harris, Preston, are working  in partnership with The Courtauld Gallery in London and local communities to explore the history of Courtaulds textile factory in Preston. Free exhibition – for full details click here.

Saturday 7th April 2018 – Lancashire Rail Ramblers Guided Walk – two walks in the Newhey area. First walk is a moderately strenuous 11 miles (alight & return Newhey) and the second is a moderately easy 7.5 miles (alight Newhey & return Littleborough). Full details on this link Lancashire Rail Ramblers Guided Walks

Wednesday 11th April 2018 – Clitheroe Concerts Society, PIANO 4 HANDS, Joseph Tong & Waka Hasegawa play excerpts from Mozart, Matthews, Schubert, Debussy, Prokofiev & Ravel. Sixth Form Centre, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, York Street, Clitheroe 19:30 – for details click this link CCS Poster Piano 4 Hands April 11 2018

Saturday 14th April 2018 – CRL Guided Walk, an moderate 10 mile walk starting (10:12) and finishing at Colne. All walks are led by experienced walk leaders from the Lancashire Rail Ramblers – full details on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks


Click the link above to see a host of interesting places to visit that are close to CRL’s community rail stations.

Would you like to discover some Amazing Women by Rail? A new project including a full colour booklet and a brand new website has just been launched – go here to get the full details.