Heritage rail walks

by Alf Alderson, 20th March 2018

The whistle of a locomotive, the billowing smoke, the familiar chug-chug… this month’s walks combine lush green hills with the chance to spot, and board, historic steam trains

Whether you grew up in the ‘age of steam’ or long after it, there’s no doubt that steam trains hold a fascination for many of us – there’s something evocative and romantic about seeing an engine puffing its way through the countryside.

ROUTE 1 – An easy walk taking in the Llangollen Railway, the Llangollen Canal and Valle Crucis Abbey, Denbighshire

ROUTE 2 – This lovely walk involves a journey on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, Powys

ROUTE 3 – A longish loop that for part of its length runs parallel to the Brecon Mountain Railway, Brecon Beacons


Route inaccessible? If you find that any of the routes featured on walesandborders.com has become inaccessible in any way, do let us know so we can alert the necessary authorities on your behalf. You can email the Web Editor at webeditor@borderpublishing.com

For the full feature on heritage rail walks, see the April 2018 issue of Welsh Border Life. For back issues, click here.


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