Looking for something to do over the weekend or the next few weeks that is accessible by rail? Then Community Rail Lancashire maybe able to help – have a look at our handy guide below!
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 – Your Local Market Lytham – the new Tuesday market inside Lytham Assembly Rooms on the corner of Dicconson Terrace and the Promenade opposite the car park on Lytham Green. Artisan foods and crafts 11:00 – 16:00. More details on Lytham Market
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/
Third Saturday of every month – Clitheroe Piano Meet Up, would you like to meet fellow players, share knowledge and develop your performance skills on a Bechstein grand? Then get along to Clitheroe Library on the third Saturday of the month 12:45 – 15:30 for more details contact Janet or Liz on firstname.lastname@example.org or download the poster on this link Clitheroe Piano Meet Up
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.
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. Details on theatkinson.co.uk/exhibition/natural-high/
Now and until 21st May 2022 – The Monochrome Museum – Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery – Black and White in Art and Design. Free entry and the museum is open Wednesday to Saturday 12:00 – 16:45. Click here to see the poster.
Now and until Friday 30th September 2022 – Shifting Sands – an art project in the grounds of the stunning Lytham Hall. The project has seen local artist Nicky Thompson create a series of artwork for posters in the style of the railway posters of the 30s, 40s & 50s. The works are displayed on a trail around the 78 acres of the grounds of Lytham Hall and are available to be seen until September 2022. Go here to see what is being displayed: Shifting Sands
Saturday 19th March 2022 – Lancashire Rail Rambler Guided Walks – two walks in the Sowerby Bridge area led by the Lancashire Rail Ramblers. Walk 1 is a strenuous 11 miles starting at Sowerby Bridge and finishing at Halifax. Walk 2 is a moderately easy 7.5 miles starting and finishing at Sowerby Bridge – more details can be found on this link: Rail Rambler Walks
Saturday 26th March 2022 – a Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walk – led by the Lancashire Rail Ramblers this is a moderate 9 mile walk starting and finishing at Bromley Cross – full details on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks Spring 2022
Saturday 2nd April 2022 – Lancashire Rail Rambler Guided Walks – two walks in the Windermere area led by the Lancashire Rail Ramblers. Both walks start and finish at Windermere, walk 1 is a strenuous 11.5 miles and walk 2 is a moderately easy 8 miles – full details can be found on this link: Rail Rambler Walks
Tuesday 12th April 2022 – a Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walk – led by the Lancashire Rail Ramblers this is a moderate 7.5 mile walk starting at Church & Oswaldtwistle and finishing at Accrington – full details on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks Spring 2022
Click the link above to see a host of interesting places to visit that are close to CRL’s community rail stations.
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