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Walks from Snowdonia's Heritage Railways

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  • ISBN: 9781845242794
  • Des Marshall
  • Publication June 2018
  • Format: Paperback, 215x138 mm, 160 pages
A handy guide to classic walks from the Heritage Railways of Snowdonia. The walks are described from the stations and are either linear, from one station to another, or circular from one station. Many of the walks start at or end at a café. Each walk includes points of interest and brief historical notes, with clear maps and colour photographs.

Table of Contents:
Introduction 7
Bala Lake Railway 10
Corris Railway 12
Talyllyn Railway 14
Fairbourne Miniature Railway 16
Ffestiniog Railway 18
Welsh Highland Railway 20
Llanberis Lake Railway 22
Snowdon Mountain Railway 23
1. Llanuwchllyn to Bala 26
2. The Corris Italian Garden and Abercorris Quarry 32
3. Afon Dysynni and Broadwater 38
4. Cynfal Fach Circular 44
5. Around Braich Nant-y-rhiw 48
6. Glimpses of the Dysynni valley 52
7. Nant Gwernol and Bryn Eglwys 56
8. Dolgoch Waterfalls 62
9. To Castell y Bere and around Foel Caer Berllan 68
10. Afon Dysynni gorge and the traverse of Craig yr Aderyn 74
11. Barmouth Ferry Station and Fairbourne Circular 80
12. Woodland sculptures from Tan-y-bwlch 86
13. Llyn Mair and Llyn Hafod y Llan from Tan-y-bwlch 90
14. Around Llyn Tanygrisiau 96
15. Tanygrisiau to Tan-y-bwlch 102
16. Cwmorthin, Rhosydd Slate Mine and Moel yr Hydd 108
17. Afon Glaslyn and the Fishermans Path 116
18. Cwm Cloch 120
19. Down and up Afon Glaslyn, Gelerts Grave and the home of Alfred Bestall M.B.E. 124
20. Rhyd-Ddu to Beddgelert 130
21. Llyn y Gadair, Cwm Marchnad and Beddgelert forest 136
22. The lower slopes of Mynydd Mawr and Llyn y Dywarchen 140
23. The ascent of Moel Cynghorion 144
24. Wild lakes of Snowdon 148
25 Cei Llydan to Gilfach Ddu 152
26. The descent of Snowdon 156

Further Information:
All the walks inside this guide are ones that can be undertaken from one of the Heritage Railways of Snowdonia. Dealing only with the trains operating within the National Park these walks visit some of the most impressive scenery in Wales. There are walks to suit everyone, from little strolls of less than ½ mile (0.8 km) to big mountain days of 6¼ miles (10 km) or even a river and coastal walk of 7½ miles (12 km).