AT last, it seems a semblance of reality has returned to the Real Ale Trail.
The day trip by train that turned into a monster has turned full circle.
A combination of sensible police tactics and commercial commonsense from the pubs and clubs has, hopefully, put an end to much of the trouble that became associated with the Trail.
The original intention, of course, was to highlight the fine ales to be had in pleasant village pubs along the railway line crossing the Pennines.
But that was hijacked to some extent by groups of stag and hen parties which may have brought businesses for some but caused misery for many.
Everyone wants to see tourists from other parts of the country enjoying the warm welcome on offer in places like Marsden and Slaithwaite.
But it should not be at the expense of broken bottles, lewd behaviour and violence.
Let us hope that people can enjoy their visit, enjoy Yorkshire hospitality and leave us with nothing but good memories.