Thursday, 27 September 2012
Railways and Walking - Full Steam ahead
One of the useful additions to the tourist infrastructure of North Wales this year has been the Welsh Highland Railway which now runs a full service from Caernarfon to Porthmadog taking in the best of the scenery around Beddgelert and the Aberglaslyn Gorge. Together with the Ffestiniog Railway which has been running as a steam narrow gauge railway for many years between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog this makes this concentration of tourism railways the best in the world. You could use it to admire the scenery all the way from Caernarfon right round to Blaenau and then catch the Conwy Valley railway to Bangor. It is then an easy bus trip back to Caernarfon. But that is a long trip. It would take all day. Much better to use the railway for short trips as a means of accessing walks. Look out for future blogs on a series of these. These photos which I took yesterday will surely whet your appetite.