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
Mere Sands Wood
A project to support the Friends of Rufford Station and Rufford Church of England Primary School, to promote travelling by train to Rufford Station and visiting the woodland and water ponds of Mere Sands Wood is nearing completion and a leaflet has been produced by local artist Karen Allerton based on the art work created by the children in a number of sessions in school. The leaflet can be downloaded on this link Rufford to Mere Sands Wood Leaflet
SD 466155 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
+ Unstaffed station
+ Ticket Vending Machine
+ Hourly 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 – visit communityraillancashire.co.uk/station-adoption/ for more details
+ Rufford Old Hall (National Trust) is about 20 minutes walk away from the station – click here for more information
Through Here To Martin Mere
Local school has made an artistic feature of the walking access off Burscough Bridge Station Platform One to Martin Mere – The route now can’t be missed! Posted 07.12.23
CRL & CRPs Gain Reaccreditation
Community Rail Lancashire pleased to learn that it has achieved reaccreditation from the Department of Transport. Posted 04.12.23
Over 2000 Students Feeling Good
Avanti West Coast's 'Feel Good Field Trips' Initiative Celebrates Remarkable Milestone, Impacting 2000 Children in 2023. Posted 30.11.23