The East Lancs Railway is your gateway to grand adventure in the Rossendale & Hyndburn region.
Infact, the railway once formed the backbone of industry in the Irwell Valley. Indeed, it connected local mill towns to trading centres and extends to the rest of the world. In addition, the railway allowed local communities to thrive and grow!
The East Lancashire Railway provides a truly unique journey past quaint villages and rural vistas. With stops at Heywood, Bury, Summerseat, Ramsbottom, Irwell Vale and Rawtenstall. Why not jump on board and explore?
Every stop offers a host of things to see and do. From real ale bars and quirky tea rooms, independent boutiques and high street shopping. In addition, restaurants and cafes, to museums, art galleries, theatres and more!
Follow the Rail Ale Trail or experience the magic of dining aboard a vintage steam train. Indeed, it is the ultimate in foodie experiences, be it aboard a Cream Tea Special or Murder Mystery Night.
Why not combine your trip to the East Lanxs Railway with one of the great walks and outdoor activities? Available within easy reach of the ELR Stations. Hop off at Ramsbottom and explore this bustling market town. Actually, it is packed with independent retailers, local and regional produce and award winning restaurants and cafes.