Welcome to Carnforth Rotary

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Mental Health Conference

Mental Health Conference


New Football Kit for NLDDC under 13s

New Football Kit for NLDDC under 13s

A new kit

Renewable Energy and the Community

Renewable Energy and the Community

Hydro Electricity etc

Rotakids Conference

Rotakids Conference

University of Cumbria

400 years on from the Lancashire Witches

400 years on from the Lancashire Witches

Charlotte Baker

Rotafest 24

Rotafest 24

Youth stand


About us

Carnforth rotarians are a friendly bunch who are extremely active in the local comunities. We work closely with Carnforth Town Council and other organisations offering support to those of all ages. We thank Tesco and Booths supermarkets for their continuing support in a number of our projects.

Come and join us for fun, friendship and to make a difference in your community.


Carnforth is a market town in Lancashire, close to the Cumbria/Lancashire border which grew in the 19th century through the presence of the railway and ironworks and is famous for the railway scene in Brief Encounter.

Due to the closeness of the coast and the hills, it is a popular base for walkers and cyclists exploring the area. The River Keer, the West Coast Main Line (WCML), the A6 and the Lancaster Canal pass through the town. The M6 motorwapasses just to the east, linked to Carnforth by the A6070.

Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to using the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

The Boundary Stones welcome everyone to Carnforth



We have 5 Rotakids clubs in local schools. These meet on a regular basis and work extremely hard, doing good in the community and raising funds for both local and International causes. We hold an anuual Rotakids Conference.

We have regular Weeding and Litter Picking days

Our members were joined by Chris and Alex Smith who helped to weed the Town Centre.


We are twinned with Altena Rotary


Our club has had a twinning relationship with Rotary Club of Altena in the Netherlands since the 1980's. We were very pleased to welcome two of their members, Jelle and Freek to our meeting on the 30th March. During the time of the Covid lockdown we had a joint fund-raising - virtual journey from Carnforth to Altena and return. Mapping progress and recording donations for the total miles / kilometres raised a significant amount of sponsorship money. The sponsorship obtained by the members of each club raised funds for their future charitable projects.
Jelle, Freek and some of the Carnforth members had discussions on how to further engage in joint future projects, particularly involving young people.
Jelle and Freek presented a painting that Jaap Harman, an artist who is a member of RC Altena had created showing the links between the two clubs.

We look forward to some very interesting projects taking place.



Our Social Media

Happening soon...

Thu, Jul 4th 2024 6:45 pm


President Arthur hands over to President Elect John.

Thu, Jul 11th 2024 6:45 pm

Lancaster Metal Detectorists

Host: Anthony Chick

Thu, Jul 18th 2024 6:45 pm

Polio - A Survivor: Steve Ragnall

Host: John Blowes

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 18:45 for 19:15

(The first three Thursdays of each month except December.) The Royal Station Hotel
Market Street
LA5 9BT   Tel 01524 73 36 36
W3W:  //////offhand.horn.purse

Rotary News

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Rotary serving communities through supporting foodbanks

Diversity is part of Rotary’s core values