Railtrail Tours has announced a new selection of escorted ‘Rail Ale Trails’ combining heritage and nostalgia with visits to breweries.

The operator’s ‘Scottish Steam Rail & Ale Trail’ in October, based in Stirling, features a boat trip onto the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift; a day at the Bo’ness & Kinneil Steam Gala; steam nostalgia on the Strathspey Steam Railway; and visits to Harviestoun and Cairngorm Breweries, plus a talk from the small, craft brewer Kinneil Brew.

Also departing in October, the ‘Yorkshire Dales Steam Rail & Ale Trail’ is based in Harrogate and features the Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Gala; York’s National Railway Museum; the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway; the Wensleydale Railway; and plus visits to York Brewery and Black Sheep in Masham. Prices start at £399 for five days, although additional packages can be organised from every UK mainland station.

Call 01538-382323 for further details.

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