Due to the ongoing Great North Rail Project (Preston to Blackpool Upgrade) the lines from Preston to Blackpool North & Blackpool South will be closed between 11 November 2017 and 28 January 2018. A replacement bus service will be in operation and the timetable can be downloaded here: Preston-Blackpool-TT-13-mk2
Colne is an ancient market town steeped in history (parts of the parish church date back to the 11th century). Birthplace of Wallace Hartley (band master on the Titanic) and home of The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival.Colne, along with Nelson, was at the heart of the Lancashire cotton industry and there are many signs of this still around.
The town itself boasts an indoor and lively outdoor market and a number of other mill shops. Along with the town’s links to the Titanic, another claim to fame is the largest flagstone in the world, situated outside the Town Hall.
There is great deal of countryside to explore in the Pendle area and the Walking in Pendle website has lots of ideas. Click HERE to see details of walks. In some cases you may need to take a bus to get from your station to the starting point of the walk, click HERE for details of local bus services.
Why not visit Wycoller?
Wycoller is approximately 4 miles east of Colne and set on the edge of the area known as the Forest of Trawden. Wycoller is an attractive and historic village and a good starting point for a variety of walks. Click HERE and HERE to learn more about this Pendle Village.
Getting there by bus and train is easy. From Nelson Interchange change onto the Transdev Mainline bus service to Trawden. This departs from bus stand 8 and runs every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime or every 2 hours on Sunday. Route numbers are 20, 21, 22, 23, 26 and 27. For details of the bus services click HERE and go to timetables. From Trawden it is an easy 1½ mile walk to Wycoller along footpaths. Click HERE for more details.
SD 881398 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
Hourly service to Preston & Blackpool South
Car park (15 spaces including disabled)
Additional seating on platform
Long Line Public Address
Adjacent to Boundary Mill Stores – 5 minutes walk
Bus stops on Albert Road – outside the Crown Hotel (services 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 14, 25, 27, 28, 29, 68 & 215) for bus times click here
Home to The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival
Rail User Group – Save the East Lancashire Line Association (contact Simon Clarke on 01254 386579 for more information)
Station Partnership – Colne in Bloom (contact Brian Haworth on 0254 386579 for more information)
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