Let’s get ready to ramble!
The East Lancashire railway is thrilled to partner up with Diamond Bus North West to give you the opportunity to add a side of open topped adventure to your day out on the tracks. There’s no better way to take in the sights and sounds of the Irwell Valley after alighting at our Ramsbottom station than an open topped Bus!
This is the perfect opportunity for your family to explore the West Pennine Moors and the beautiful village of Ramsbottom, where there’s plenty to do for folks of all ages. Our 12 mile line caters to all interests, from a quiet picnic to a pint of real ale.
Perhaps you are a keen hiker, the area provides an array of interesting scenic walks that range from mild strolls to challenging treks. If retail gets your engine revving then you won’t want to miss the region’s huge variety of independent shops, specialist boutiques and outdoor markets.
Every Stop is the start of something new.
Get your walking boots on for a wander around the gorgeous Queen’s Park.
Indulge your inner historian with a visit to Bury Art Museum, the Fusiliers Museum or our own Bury Transport Museum
Burrs Country Park
Discover over 36 hectares of scenic countryside and stunning views.
Stop for refreshments at a traditional pub or pop into the fantastic garden centre.
Got a sweet tooth? Don’t miss out on Ramsbottom’s famous Chocolate Café.
Irwell Vale Station
An ideal starting point for walkers and cyclists.
No trip along the line is complete without a stop off at our Buffer Stops Bar, or a dandelion and burdock at Fitzpatrick’s Temperance Bar.
Terms and Conditions
- Tickets are sold subject to the standard Terms and Conditions of the East Lancashire Light Railway Company Limited and Diamond Bus (North West) Ltd.
- Valid on the date as stated on the ticket and for travel services of:
- East Lancashire Light Railway Company Limited Services.
- Diamond Bus (North West) Ltd Open Top serviced between Bolton and Ramsbottom.
- Diamond Bus (North West) Ltd are solely responsible for the operation of bus services between Bolton and Ramsbottom. Any such consumer queries should be directed to Diamond Bus (North West) Ltd.
- East Lancashire Light Railway Company Limited are solely responsible for the operation of train services to/from Ramsbottom. Any such consumer queries should directed to East Lancashire Light Railway Company Limited.