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Forest Of Bowland Gateway Unveiled

A project to encourage more people to visit the Forest of Bowland by rail was unveiled yesterday at Clapham station in North Yorkshire.

The Leeds, Lancaster & Morecambe Community Rail Partnership working with the Forest of Bowland have branded four stations along the Bentham Line as Gateways to the Forest Of Bowland. Wennington, Bentham, Clapham and Giggleswick stations have all had information panels installed that give prospective travellers details of walks, cycle rides, accommodation and a host of things to do and places to visit.

The event on Clapham station on Tuesday 24th May saw the gateways officially unveiled. Around thirty people from the CRP, Friends of Stations Groups, LASRUG (the local rail user group), the Forest of Bowland and Arriva Rail North (local train operator) gathered to watch County Councillor Albert Atkinson (Ribble Valley North East) and Arriva Rail North’s Karen Booth unveil the information panel on the station.

To read the full Press Release about the Official Unveiling please click this link – Press Release