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Guided Rail Ale Trail - Follow the Malt Trail

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    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.

    Join us for our "Follow the Malt Trail" Rail Ale Trail Tour as we journey through the beautiful Irwell Valley on a mission for malts! The Blue Badge Guided tour will call at picturesque Ramsbottom where "trailees" can hear about stories that have stood the test of time, sample a selection of fine ales, try out some street food and go behind the scenes at Brewsmith Brewery.

    Ticket price includes a full line return ticket, tour from a Blue or Green Badge Guide, 3 x 1/3 pint beer samples and a pub lunch.

    Tour Type: Beer Sampling
    Start: 11.20am from Bury Bolton Street Station
    Finish: Between 4pm - 5pm
    Service: 11.50am Steam (Yellow Timetable)
    Lunch: Brewsmith, Mama Sue's Streetfood
    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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