There are no standard passenger services running today - The next service will be on Saturday 1st May 2021 using the Reopening Timetable

The charming chocolate box village of Irwell Vale is located in-between Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall nestled on the rivers Irwell and Ogden surrounded by fields.

Irwell Sculpture Trail
Caption: Irwell Sculpture Trail
Pretty Village Cottages
Caption: Pretty Village Cottages

A traditional mill village with fine examples of stone-terraced mill cottages, Irwell Vale is a nostalgic trip back in time, complete with a church tea room and nearby textile museum. Irwell Vale is a must-visit destination for lovers of the great outdoors, nestled in the lush Irwell Valley, there is an abundance of walks from scenic riverside strolls to the largest sculpture route in the UK.

Five Fantastic Things to See and Do in Irwell Vale

  1. Church Tea Room
  2. Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
  3. Picnic at the Station
  4. Walk (PDF 1.8MB)
  5. Irwell Sculpture Trail


For information on Fares from Irwell Vale, please download the below PDF document.


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    • Heywood: OL10 1NL
    • Bury: BL9 0EY
    • Burrs Country Park: BL8 1DA
    • Summerseat: BL9 5QY
    • Ramsbottom: BL0 9AL
    • Irwell Vale: BL0 0QG
    • Rawtenstall: BB4 6AG
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  • Photo: Beautiful Irwell Vale
    Irwell Vale

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