All Winter Season Concerts are held in the Lecture Theatre at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Centre, York Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2DJ – Grid Reference SD745421. The Lecture Theatre is behind the new link building , which is off to the left of the photograph above. Car parking is free in the school yard; please use the marked bays. The Summer Concert is held in the Ribble Valley Borough Council Chamber, Church Street – Grid Reference SD744420, (situated below the Parish Church on the map).
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ON FOOT FROM RAILWAY STATION AND BUS INTERCHANGE
Arriving by train (Manchester/Blackburn line – there is currently no regular service on the Hellifield line), leave the platform and turn right until you come to a tunnel under the railway; turn right and go through. Arriving by bus; with your back to the railway turn right until you come to the tunnel. Immediately across the road from the tunnel is a broad alleyway (not shown on the map) which runs between the back of Dawson’s Department Store and the Health Centre. Go up this, cross the next road and continue, keeping first the car park and then the Ribble Valley Borough Council Offices on your left. Go through the archway by the White Lion, cross the road and down the steps in front of the Library. Turn left onto York Street. Total distance from interchange to school is about ½ mile.
FROM SKIPTON & NORTH YORKSHIRE
Travelling SW along the A59, ignore the right turn for Chatburn. Continue up the hill and go first under a railway bridge and then a high road bridge in a deep cutting. Just over 1¼ miles after going under the second bridge, turn right at the wide road junction marked Pimlico Industrial Estate and Clitheroe North – A671. Ignore the two left turns that lead to industrial estates. After ¾ mile turn left at a roundabout onto Chatburn Road. Go past CRGS Main School on your left, then turn right at a roundabout by a BP filling station onto Wellgate. One entrance to CRGS Sixth Form Centre is now on your left. At night this entrance is closed so, carry on to the next roundabout and turn left onto Church Brow/Street (one-way). This climbs steeply to Clitheroe Parish Church on the right at the top of the hill, and then down the other side to Clitheroe Library on the left. Here turn sharp left onto York Street.
FROM M6 & PRESTON
From M6 J31 take the A59 signed Blackburn and Clitheroe. After just under 1½ miles fork left at a traffic lights signed Clitheroe. Go past the large BAE Systems factory on your right and take the first exit, at each of three following roundabouts. The first is at Mellor (other exit to Mellor village), the second is a very large one at Langho (other exits here to Whalley and Blackburn) and the third is at Bramley Mead (other exit here to Accrington and Burnley). Continue on what is now a dual carriageway, under a road bridge and straight on at a further roundabout, with McDonald’s on the left. After ½ mile turn left at the next roundabout onto the A671, signed Clitheroe. Follow this road into the town. Just under 1 mile after the town boundary/30 mph sign there is a mini roundabout. Keep straight on, with Sainsbury’s supermarket on your right, then straight on at the next mini roundabout and up Moor Lane shopping street (one way). At the top of the hill, with Clitheroe Castle gates on your left, swing right. As you go down the hill, you will see Clitheroe Library clock ahead of you.
Starting from M60/M62 J18 go north on the M66 and onto the non-motorway continuation A56 Edenfield by-pass. After dropping down a long hill, fork left onto the Haslingden by-pass, still A56 signed Blackburn and Clitheroe. At the roundabout take the second exit onto the Accrington Easterly by-pass, still A56. At the bottom of a long hill go straight forward at the roundabout, under the M65 and onto the A6068. After descending again, go straight ahead at the traffic lights and turn left at the second set onto the A671 towards Whalley and Clitheroe, via Read. Bear right at the next traffic lights and straight on at a further set to reach the Bramley Mead roundabout where you turn right onto the A59 dual carriageway. From here continue as from M6/Preston, above.
ALL ROUTES from CLITHEROE LIBRARY
Keeping the Library building on your left, go down York Street (one way). CRGS Sixth Form Centre is on the left in about 250 metres, just after a row of houses and bounded by a low wall topped by metal railings. There is a single gate for pedestrian use (closed at night). Just past this is a pair of double gates. In the day time there is a one-way system through the car park and these York St. gates are for exit only. Motorists should proceed to the roundabout at the end of York St ., turn left into Well Terrace and enter by the double gates about 100 metres on the left. However, in the evenings when our concerts take place, the Well Terrace gates will not be open and motorists should enter via the York St. gates.
The entrance to the Lecture Theatre is via the double doors immediately opposite the York St. gates.
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