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Croston Geocache Trail Launched

On Thursday 23rd February, the launch of the Croston cycle shelter artwork, Geocache and Adventure Trails, developed and created by the teachers, Miss Beck and Miss Boucher of Year 4 & 5 pupils at Trinity St Michael’s Church of England/Methodist Voluntary Aided Primary School took place at the station.


The launch took place in glorious sunshine and the cycle shelter has made for a welcoming entrance to the well maintained and loved Croston Station, tended so beautifully by the Friends of Croston Station. Pupils spoke about the project and all the pupils were able to look out for their contribution at the station.

After the celebration, the 60 pupils in their two classes went around the Croston laying their geocaches in the locations they had selected, having created the quiz within their history and geography classes. What a creative way to teach the children their curriculum as well as creating a fun, family friendly quiz to encourage people to come by train to the lovely village of Croston.

To find out more and download the trails, click on this link


Stephen Benge, Chair of the West of Lancashire CRP said: “We are grateful for all the hard work that has gone on behind the scenes by the pupils and teachers and by Karen Allerton to create this fantastic artwork.  This will further enhance Croston station and complement the great work that’s been done on the station over the years by the Friends Group.  We miss the late John McIntyre who did so much in the past – he would have been thrilled to see this latest improvement to the station.”

“Good luck to everyone doing the Geocache Adventure Trail – we hope you have fun finding the secret items!  I’ve enjoyed looking for Geocaches myself, and it’s great to know there are some new local ones now.  It’s also a good way to explore Croston village.”

Kath Almond, Chair of the Friends of Croston Station commented: “It was an amazing sight to see so many pupils walking onto the station carpark, bringing not only speeches and special biscuits, but sunshine. All that is left for us to do now is learn about geocaching!”

Caroline Holden, Community Rail Development Officer with CRL added: “It was fantastic to launch this amazing project on such a lovely day. The pupils have worked very hard to create these exciting trails and we hope lots of people use the local train service to come and try them out.”