Colne

Colne is an ancient market town steeped in history (parts of the parish church date back to the 11th century). Birthplace of Wallace Hartley (band master on the Titanic) and home of The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival.Colne, along with Nelson, was at the heart of the Lancashire cotton industry and there are many signs of this still around.

Colne station entrance (SC)

The town itself boasts an indoor and lively outdoor market and a number of other mill shops. Along with the town’s links to the Titanic, another claim to fame is the largest flagstone in the world, situated outside the Town Hall.

There is great deal of countryside to explore in the Pendle area and the Visit Pendle website has lots of ideas. Click HERE to see details of walks. In some cases you may need to take a bus to get from your station to the starting point of the walk, click HERE for details of local bus services.