Irwell Valley - Real Ale Trail by Rail : Manchester

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A fantastic opportunity to enjoy some of the local drinking establishments of the East Lancashire Railway whilst absorbing the breath taking scenery of the Irwell Valley as we travel by steam train. Whilst all the bars will have a host of real ales they also offer a variety of refreshments to cater for all taste buds.  

Meet at 11am Bolton Street Railway Station, Bury BL9 0EY at the Trackside Bar, Platform 2

PLEASE NOTE: we intend catching the train departing from Bolton Street Railway Station Bury at 1155 hours 

We depart on board a steam train which will run along a stunning 12 mile journey, carving through rich landscapes with plumes of smoke billowing in its wake. We will be transported through tunnels, over viaducts and past the scenery and greenery of the Irwell Valley. 

You may wish to bring your own refreshments for the outward bound train journey (40 minutes duration).  

From the train stations to the public houses it is between 5-10 minutes walk. 

Please note whilst Tanya will be the volunteer co-ordinator for this event, it is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that they board and get off the trains at the relevant stations as it may not be possible to keep everyone together on board the train. 

Dogs: This event is dog friendly (Tanya will be taking her loveable border collie Ozzy)

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Posted Apr 08, 2022 12:00
If you haven't yet organised anything for the Easter weekend you aren't too late!
Posted Dec 01, 2021 12:00
We were due to make our first visit to this highly rated private hostel in 2020 but of course our plans were curtailed as were so many others.
This event has now gone live for June 2022 and is 60% full already.
If Chester was on your list of places to explore further and you fancy joining a great group of fun, sociable people to experience this great city then why not join us for this fabulous weekend away.
The member early bird price gives great value at £115 for 2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts and a Friday night buffet plus the services of a friendly Spice Host.
We hope you can join us there - click here to find out more about the Chester Social Weekend at The Bunkroom
Posted Nov 18, 2021 12:00
We are already looking forward to visiting the fabulous Conwy/Conway in North Wales on our forthcoming Spice Exclusive Hostel Weekend where we plan to kickstart out Christmas programme of events.
We have taken over the YHA and have lots of plans including a bit of festive crafting, carol singing, blue badge guided tours, secret Santa and of course dancing & eating with maybe a little bit of festive cheer too!
With 70 people already booked this great value weekend is bound to be a super event with your Spice friends.
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