Rufford station, a typical country halt, is situated on the edge of Rufford village surrounded with fertile fields. The village itself is very spread but the many white walled cottages are very attractive. A well known attraction close to the railway is Rufford Old Hall, the ancestral home of the Hesketh family. This 16th century Tudor building is one of the finest examples of this type of building in Lancashire and its hammer beamed roof of the Great Hall is outstanding.
St Mary’s Wharf sits close to the station adjacent to the Rufford Branch of the Leeds Liverpool canal and is well known locally for fine food. There are many attractive walks around the village and along the canal towpath.
A history poster has been prepared for Rufford station and this can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnail below or on this link: History Posters
SD 466155 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
+ Unstaffed station
+ Regular service to Preston and Ormskirk
+ Waiting shelters
+ Additional seating on platforms
+ Car park (20 spaces)
+ Long Line Public Address
+ Bus stops on Liverpool Road (Hesketh Arms) – click here for bus timetables
+ Rail User Group – Ormskirk, Preston & Southport Travellers Association
+ Friends of Station group – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
+ Rufford Old Hall (National Trust) is about 20 minutes walk away from the station – click here for more information
Parbold Station History In Words
Staff and passengers remember. Posted 19.11.2020
Best Practice Paper Published
Virtual Education Network. Published 16.11.2020
Another DalesRail Tale Added
Memories of 'Climb a Peak Slowly'. Posted 16.11.2020
Hidden Gems Two
Photographs of your favourite spot needed. Posted 10.11.2020
Parbold Station Virtual History Poster
Doodly uploaded to YouTube. Posted 09.11.2020