Transport and Travel

The event is open from Saturday 9am – 4:30pm.

By Car

Clitheroe is not blessed with lots of car parks (normal day charges will apply on festival day) in the town centre due to its historical background as a market town, therefore we STRONGLY recommend using the very reasonably priced £6 per vehicle Park and Ride Scheme – all proceeds go to the festival. 

The town centre will be busy with road closures in place to stage the festival (normal day parking charges will apply on festival day), therefore we STRONGLY recommend using the Park and Ride Scheme where all proceeds go to the festival.

Roadworks and Closures

Significant roadworks are scheduled to start on the A59 near Clitheroe on Monday, August 6th.

The junction between Pendle Road, Clitheroe, and the A59 will be closed, and there will be speed restrictions between the A671 Whalley Road roundabout and Pimlico Link Road turn-off. There will also be road closures in Clitheroe town centre from 6am until 8pm on festival day and from 6am on Thursday, August 9th, in New Market Street. Motorists heading for the festival, particularly the park-and-ride at Clitheroe Auction Mart, are advised to plan their journey accordingly.

By Public Bus

Clitheroe is well serviced by buses from local towns.

You are advised to check times with Clitheroe interchange on 01200 429832 before travelling as times are subject to change in the summer months.

By Rail

There are regular trains to Clitheroe from Manchester and all stations in between. Northern Rail have worked with us for the last few years, each year the train becomes more popular and an additional carriage was put on last year too! Running from Blackburn every hour.  We suggest you catch an early train (before 11am), particularly if you struggle with mobility or have small families.

We strongly advise contacting Clitheroe Interchange on 01200 429832 before you travel to check times and any likely delays to normal services.

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