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Walks from the Welsh Highland Railway

Walks from the Welsh Highland Railway

by: David Berry
The Welsh Highland Railway, running between Caernarfon and Pothmadog, where it connects with the Ffestiniog Railway, is the longest heritage railway in the UK and a major tourist attraction in North Wales. Using powerful narrow gauge steam locomotives, it offers a spectacular 25-mile journey through the heart of Snowdonia National Park, past lakes and beneath Snowdon, then through picturesque Beddgelert.

This book provides the opportunity to explore on foot the stunning scenery and history of the varied landscape the railway passes through. It offers 32 circular or linear walks from or between stations, which can be combined with a train ride. The routes, which range from a simple riverside stroll to an exhilarating mountain ridge walk, follow public rights of way, permissive paths or across Open Access land. They include Lon Gwyrfai and Lon Eifion recreational trails and the former Bryngwyn Branch railway line.

Each walk entry begins with a panel giving a brief description of the walk, including distance, the starting point and directions to get there. The detailed navigation instructions which follow are written in numbered paragraphs and are accompanied by a sketch map showing the paragraph numbers. There is a summary table of all the 32 walks giving distance, time, grade, the start-point grid reference, and brief remarks.

The walk locations are:
1 Caernarfon - 2.25 miles
2 Segontium - 2.5 miles
3 Moor Common Park - 2.25 miles
4 St Baglan's Church - 4 miles
5 Waunfawr to Caernarfon - 6.5 miles
6 Lon Eifion (Dinas to Caernarfon) - 2.75 miles
7 Bontnewydd to Dinas - 7.25 miles
8 Moel Tryfan (Tryfan to Waunfawr) - 6 miles
9 Moel Tryfan Quarry - 6 miles
10 Around Cwm Gwyrfai - 5 miles
11 Moel Smytho - 3.5 miles
12 Hafod Oleu - 2.75 miles
13 Cefn Ddu - 6 miles
14 Bwlch Maesgwm - 7.5 miles
15 Moel Eilio - 7.25 miles
16 Mynydd Drws-Y-Coed - 4 miles
17 Afon Colwyn - 4 miles
18 Snowdon Ranger to Rhyd-Ddu - 4 miles
19 Beddgelert - 1.5 miles
20 Lon Gwyrfai - 4.5 miles
21 Gelert's Grave - 1.25 miles
22 Aberglaslyn Pass (1) - 2.75 miles
23 Bryn Ddu - 3.75 miles
24 Aberglaslyn Pass (2) - 2 miles
25 Nantmor Valley - 8 miles
26 Cwn Bychan and Llyn Dinas - 5.75 miles
27 Cwm Bychan and Sygun - 5 miles
28 Pont Croesor - 2.75 miles
29 Tremadog - 3.5 miles
30 Borth-Y-Gest - 3.75 miles
31 Morfa Bwychan - 5.25 miles
32 The Cob, Pothmadog - 4 miles

For a map of the walk locations click the link below the 'Add to Cart' button

ISBN 9781908748539 Pages 44 (2018) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 5.95

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