Getting Here

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

Park and Ride Scheme

This will be at Clitheroe Auction Market, Lincoln Way, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 1QD and will be clearly signed from all major routes into Clitheroe.  Cost is £5 per vehicle (cash & card) including travel to and from Clitheroe Town Centre for all passengers in the vehicle and the buses will run from 9am until 5pm, every 10 minutes or when a bus becomes full. Drop off and pickup will be from Clitheroe Interchange.

The last bus leaving from Clitheroe Interchange will be at 5:00pm.

The park and ride is provided by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

By Car

The ancient market town of Clitheroe is situated in the heart of Ribble Valley.

Coming from the South (Preston, Blackburn), leave M6 at Junction 31. Follow the signs for Clitheroe A59 for approximately 13 miles. Go straight on at the roundabout before McDonald’s, before turning left at the next roundabout (A671).

From the North (Skipton), follow A59. After passing the turning for Chatburn/Downham, you will take the second turning on the right signed “Clitheroe, A671”. At the first roundabout turn left Chatburn Rd. Then at the next roundabout turn right, before going straight at the next approaching roundabout signed “Waddington, Longridge”. Follow the road around a sharp left-hand bend (do not follow Waddington under bridge) to arrive at the centre.

When you arrive in Clitheroe follow the route signposted.

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.

By Rail  

There are hourly trains from Manchester to  Clitheroe, calling en route at stations :-

Manchester Victoria, Salford Central, Salford Crescent, Bolton, Hall I’ Th’ Wood, Bromley Cross, Entwhistle, Darwen, Blackburn, Ramsgreave & Wilpshire, Langho, Whalley, Clitheroe.

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.

Please do note there is an overtime ban by ASLEF currently planned for the 12 August so do check if your train in running on the day. The trainline app is a useful tool for this.

By Public Bus 

Clitheroe is well serviced by buses from local towns.

The maximum adult bus fare is £2

The following is a list of the numbers of buses to Clitheroe from different destinations

Accrington 15

Barley 66 67

Barnoldswick 280

Barrow 22 280 M2

Barrow Brook 5 15 25 64

Barrowford 67

Billington 22 25 280

Blackburn 22 25

Blacko 67

Bracewell 280

Brockhall 25

Brownhill 22

Burnley 64 M2

Calderstones 5

Chatburn 66 67 280 C3

Chipping 5 5a

Clayton-Le-Dale 25 280

Clayton-Le-Moors 15

Copster Green 25 280

Downham 66 67

Earby 280

Elslack 280

Fence 66

Gisburn 280

Grindleton 66 67

Great Harwood 15

Hurst Green 5 5a

Kelbrook 280

Langho 22 280

Longridge 5 5a

Mellor 25

Mellor Brook 280

Mitton 5

Nelson 66 67

Osbaldeston 25 280

Oswaldtwistle 15

Padiham 64 M2

Pimlico C3

Preston 280

Read M2

Ribchester 5 5a

Rishton 15

Sabden 64

Salterforth 280

Samlesbury 280

Sawley C3

Simonstone M2

Skipton 280

Sough 280

Thornton-In-Craven 280

Waddington 66 67

West Bradford 66 67

Whalley 5 15 22 25 64 280 M2

Wilpshire 22

For more information please visit Bus information on your mobile.

By Coach 

Coach tour operators / organised groups of 8 or more

We welcome coach tour operators / organised groups to our festival.

Upon arriving at Clitheroe please follow the signs for the train station and drop off your passengers at the interchange, THEN make your way to the park and ride where our stewards will also provide you with a FREE park and ride ticket.


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