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Clitheroe: St. John The Evangelist

About This Churchyard

There are  two churchyards – the older one surrounding the church, and the newer one across the road. Both churchyards are managed for the benefit of wildlife, with a limited mowing regime to encourage biodiverse flora and fauna. A bioblitz in 2018 reported over 350 species! There is a wildflower meadow in the new churchyard, which is scythed by volunteers with the Bowland Haytime Project, in late summer. There are magnificent views across the Ribble valley.

Key Features
  • Wildflower areas
  • Wildlife haven
  • Fascinating monuments
  • Lichen haven
  • Peaceful space for quiet reflection
  • Lovely lychgate
Visitor Information

🥾 Old churchyard has steep tarmac path and grass paths. New churchyard has a step up, and flat, level grass paths.

🅿 Parking available

Address

St John’s Church
Shire Lane,
Hurst Green,
Clitheroe,
Lancashire,
BB7 9QR

Opening Times

The church is open during daylight hours and is a local authority tourist visitor centre.

Contact Details

Clare Hyde
clare.earthcare@hotmail.co.uk

Accessibility

Old churchyard has steep tarmac path and grass paths. New churchyard has a step up, and flat, level grass paths.

Benches available with back and arm rest.

Composting toilet with disabled access available in churchyard.

Parking and Transport

Parking available.

Bus stop by the church.

Cafe

In the village of Hurst Green, 200 yards.

More information

Download a spreadsheet (Excel) of species found during our Bioblitz