There are also a lot of modern-day brew-pubs up in those hills, and letting the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority do the driving doesn't sit well with the locals.
The rail ale trail runs over the Diggle route from Dewsbury to Stalybridge and encouraged real ale drinkers to take the train to sample the various brews on offer at pubs along the Pennine route. The popularity of the trail increased after it was featured in a TV programme fronted by James May and Oz Clarke.I wonder what qualifies as "fancy dress" in Yob Nation. In Wrigleyville, or on the Jersey Shore, it's a clean t-shirt.
However, the trail has been hijacked by hen and stag parties or other all male or female groups, often wearing fancy dress, homing in on Marsden or Slaithwaite, and has led to drunkenness, abuse of residents, urinating and vomiting in the streets, and trespass on the railway line, causing delays to other services.
Now a number of pubs have said they will not be serving lager, shots, double or triple measures of spirits to deter binge drinkers. Fancy dress is also banned.