CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Something For The Weekend XXXVII

Do you fancy going on a guided walk, visiting a contemporary art gallery or dropping into a country market? Then look no further as the Community Rail Lancashire area has a lot to offer over this weekend and the coming weeks – and all the events and activities are all accessible by train.

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

Where are you going at Wakes? Kevin Haynes


Now and until 30th June 2018 – Longitude Gallery, Clitheroe – an exhibition of works by Kevin Haynes & Colin Binns – full details on

Saturday 9th June 2018 – Lancashire Rail Ramblers Guided Walks, two walks in the Piel Island & Furness area. Walk 1 is a strenuous 12.5 miles (start Dalton) and walk 2 is an easy 9 miles (start Roose). Full details of these and other guided walks on Lancashire Rail Ramblers Guided Walks

Sunday 10th June 2018 – DalesRail Guided Walks, four walks led by the Lancashire Rail Ramblers ranging from a strenuous 14 miles to an easy stroll 2 miles – full details on this link DalesRail Walks – May 2018

Sunday 10th June 2018 – Bowland Explorer, the third Sunday of the new season for the Bowland Explorer bus service that meanders through the Forest of Bowland AONB on summer Sundays.

Saturday 16th June 2018 – CRL Guided Walk, a moderate 11 mile walk starting at Rose Grove (09:47) and finishing at Whalley – full details of this and other CRL guided walks on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks

Saturday 30th June 2018 – Bolton Station Gala, a community event organised in partnership with local transport companies, community groups and organisations – 50 years to the day when the last steam locomotive puffed out of Bolton loco sheds on Crescent Road, Great Lever. 10:30 – 16:00, Bolton rail station & Bus interchange – download the poster here: Bolton Station Gala


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