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Guided Rail Ale Trail - Summerseat & Ramsbottom

Dates for this event

  • 4th March 2017,
  • 18th March 2017,
  • 6th May 2017,
  • 19th August 2017,
  • 25th August 2017,
  • 9th September 2017,
  • 14th October 2017
A Rail Ale Trail tour guide talks to the group in front of a historic mill in the village of Summerseat
Caption: History & Hops!

Does chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping at some of the finest drinking establishments en route to sample a pint of locally brewed ale sound like the ideal way to spend a day? Then embark on a Rail Ale Trail and explore the fascinating history, heritage and hops that the area is home to.

This trail will see you trekking and steaming through the beautiful Irwell balley to sample some of the local drinking spots alongside a professional tour guide as well as tucking into a hearty pub lunch at the Hamers Arms.

Ticket price includes a full line return ticket, tour from a Blue or Green Badge Guide, a complimentary bottle of ale and a pub lunch.

Tour Type: Classic
Start: 11.20am from Bury Bolton Street Station
Finish: Between 4pm - 5pm
Service: 11.50am Steam (Blue Timetable)
Lunch: Hamers Arms
Cost: £34.50
Walking Grade: 2

GradeAmount/Type of Walking
1 Walking on pavements in local villages
2 Walking 10 – 20 minutes between pubs, walking on pavements and hills in local villages
3 Hiking involved, steep hills, 20 minutes – 1 hour walk

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