The Rail Ale Trails return to the East Lancashire Railway with an all-new outing for 2024.

Kicking off with the first Ales On The Rails train departing from the Bury Bolton Street station on Saturday 20th April.

Join an expert tour guide to explore the picturesque Irwell Valley as they delve into the history, heritage and hops that the area is home to.

Alongside a delicious lunch in a traditional pub, enthusiasts will be able to savour a pint or two at some of the oldest and most popular pubs along the hop on, hop off train route.

Navigate local trails and ascending hills with the new Hike for your Hops excursion. Lovers of the great outdoors, will board the train and then venture deep into the Irwell Valley accompanied by an expert tour guide.

Mike Kelly, Chairman of East Lancashire Railway, says “The unique experience of the Rail Ale Trail has always been a hit with our customers, and we’re eager to introduce the exciting new ‘Hike for your Hops’ experience. Get ready for a cultural adventure like no other, don’t miss out!”

With dates running up until the end of September, tickets are available to book HERE.