Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Steam Railway

The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway (E&BASR) is a heritage railway in North Yorkshire, England, (formed in 1968 and re-opened in 1981). The preserved railway was part of the former Midland Railway route from Skipton to Ilkley (which was closed down by British Railways in 1965 over 15 years before). The E&BASR currently runs for a total distance of 4 miles (6 km) from Embsay via Draughton Sidings, Holywell and Stoneacre Loop to Bolton Abbey station. The railway has a long-term objective to extend the line in both directions south to the West Yorkshire village of Addingham and north towards the North Yorkshire market town of Skipton (where the E&BSR could one day interchange with services on the Airedale Line).

Pennine Boat Trips

Boat Trips

A unique day out for family & friends
Hire a canal boat for an exclusive full day of freedom for up to 10 people. We show you how to safely skipper yourselves to towpath pub-grub or pie ā€˜nā€™ mash picnics.

Everything taken care of for large groups
Bring calm to the chaos of your club outing or coach trip. We spoil up to 50 people with tasty afternoon scones or dinner, drinks and entertainment on a fully-crewed boat that takes care of itself.

Guided tours - just turn up and go!
Award-winning comedian Dave Spikey mixes canal history with humour on a bite-sized boat trip on-demand that fits neatly into your big day out. Trips set sail on the hour every hour.

Spear Travels

Travel Agency

Independent Travel Agency, locally owned, and with 5 other branches within North Yorkshire.  Specialising in family and long haul holidays.