CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Events

 

Regular updates and any changes will be displayed here and other parts of the CRL website and via the @crl_live Twitter account.

REGULAR EVENTS

Every Sunday until 7th May 2022 – Winter Rambler Service – a winter version of the DalesRail service between Blackpool North/Preston and Hellifield that connects into services on the Settle – Carlisle route – see Timetable 12 for details. Please check before travelling as isolation with Covid 19 is still affecting some services across the Northern area.

Every Tuesday – Clitheroe Country Market, in the 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 https://www.facebook.com/Clitheroe-Country-Market-307301586087846/

First Thursday of every month – St. Anne’s Farmers Market, in the main square in St. Anne’s a monthly farmers market with locally and regionally produced food and drink on sale. Meet the people who grow, rear, make and bake your food. More details on www.visitlancashire.com/

Now and going forward for 2022 – The Longitude Gallery Clitheroe, a gallery with a showcase of great North-Western artistic talent – more details on http://thelongitudegallery.co.uk/

Clitheroe Castle Museum has now reopened but booking is essential. Opening hours are 11:00 to 16:00 (last entry 15:20) daily. Details of how to book on lancashire.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums/clitheroe-castle-museum/

Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 12:00 – 16:45 with free admission. Please visit blackburnmuseum.org.uk/plan-your-visit/ for details.

GENERAL EVENTS

Now and until Saturday 26th March 2022 – Natural High – reconnect with nature in this contemplative exhibition of British landscape scenery from The Atkinson’s fine art collection. The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport Mon – Sat 10:00 – 16:00 (closed 24th Dec 2021 to 3 Jan 2022) Details on theatkinson.co.uk/exhibition/natural-high/

Thursday 27th January 2022 – a Coffee & Chat – an online event via Microsoft Teams to help support People on Mental Health Medication in Lancashire – 10:30 – 12:00, register on Eventbrite by scanning the QR code on this poster MMHP Poster 

Saturday 29th January 2022 – a Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walk  – led by the Lancashire Rail Ramblers this is a moderate 10 mile walk starting at Entwistle (request stop) and finishing at Accrington – full details on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks Spring 2022

Saturday 29th January 2022 – Friends of Bentham Station Coffee Morning – a traditional coffee morning held in Bentham Town Hall 10:00 – 11:30, with raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac, second hand books and other stalls. Small admission fee – details here FOBS Coffee Morning 2022

Saturday 5th February 2022 – Children’s Arts & Crafts – face painting, story time and small gifts for children. Accrington Market Hall, Peel Street, Accrington (just 5 mins walk from the railway station) 10:00 – 14:00. Details here https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/childrens-arts-and-crafts-p1013760  A free event.

Sunday 6th February 2022 – Parbold Artisan Market – mix and mingle with designers and producers, your opportunity to indulge with treats. Parbold Village Hall, 11:00 – 16:00. Details here https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/parbold-artisan-market-p1020670

Tuesday 15 February 2022 – a Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walk  – led by the Lancashire Rail Ramblers this is a moderate 8 mile walk starting at Brierfield and finishing at Nelson – full details on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks Spring 2022

Saturday 19th February 2022 – Lancashire Rail Rambler Guided Walks – two walks in the Silverdale area. Walk 1 is a moderate 12 miles (alight Carnforth return Arnside) and walk 2 is a moderately easy 8 miles (alight Silverdale return Arnside) – details of walks on this link:  Rail Rambler Walks.

Saturday 5th March 2022 – Children’s Arts & Crafts – face painting, story time and small gifts for children. Accrington Market Hall, Peel Street, Accrington (just 5 mins walk from the railway station) 10:00 – 14:00. Details here https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/childrens-arts-and-crafts-p1013760  A free event.

PLACES TO VISIT

Click the link above to see a host of interesting places to visit that are close to CRL’s community rail stations.

DESTINATIONS

Click the link above for a page of suggestions for places and towns to visit – all suggestions and content considered.

Make a Beeline for the Station

‘Make a Beeline for the Station!’ is a community marketing project, that combined the vital elements of local education and wider group engagement with tourism attractions and professional marketing. The project, funded by a Northern Seedcorn Grant and by the Community Rail Development Fund is designed to encourage use of Northern’s hourly weekday service from Preston to Ormskirk and then on into Liverpool using Merseyrail services.

The project is supported by a video that can be seen on this page: Make a Beeline for West Lancashire and a leaflet that can be downloaded here: Make A Bee Line

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 (www.amazingwomenbyrail.org.uk) 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

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