CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Gateways To The Forest of Bowland

A project to encourage more people to visit the Forest of Bowland by rail was unveiled recently 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.

A poster has also been produced to help advertise the links between the Bentham Line and the Forest of Bowland and this can be seen by clicking the link FoB Poster or visit the Forest of Bowland website for more details by clicking this link

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