CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Station
Whalley

Whalley station is situated on the outskirts of the village adjacent to the magnificent, forty eight arched, Whalley viaduct which crosses the River Calder. The village centre is about half a mile from the station and boasts a thriving range of shops. The nearest phone box is situated in the centre of the village. There are four hostelries in the village centre all of which serve food and drink and several cafes and food outlets. A bus station is also conveniently sited in the village centre.

The 13th century St. Mary’s Parish church has three ancient crosses in its graveyard and was built probably with stone gleaned from nearby Whalley Nab whose presence towers over the village. In the 10th century Whalley was the capital manor of a vast land that would be later known as Blackburnshire. The ruins of Whalley Abbey dating from the early 14th century and built by Cistercian monks are well worth a visit as is the adjacent Conference House Chapel. Whalley is steeped in history, the first mention of the village can be found in Bede and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for the year 664. The Battle of Whalley took place on the road to Read in 1643 when Royalist forces were routed by the Parliamentarians even though they were seriously outnumbered. The area around Whalley is extremely well served with a network of footpaths.

Address Whalley Station, Mitton Road, Whalley, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9SE

Grid Reference SD 729 365 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference

Operator

Arriva Rail North Ltd.

Facilities

  • Unstaffed station
  • Hourly service to Blackburn & Manchester and Clitheroe
  • Car park (at main station entrance – 10 spaces including disabled)
  • Waiting shelters
  • Additional seating on platforms
  • Cycle hoops (at main station entrance)
  • Long Line Public Address
  • Community notice boards


Other Information

  • Bus station in village centre (approx 1/2 mile) – click here for bus timetables.
  • Rail User Group – Ribble Valley Rail
  • Friends of Stations group – RVR (contact Brian Haworth on 01254 386579)
  • Whalley Abbey is a 15 minute walk from the station, click here for more information

Location

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