Gallery 5 – Sep 1996 – Yorkshire area Walks

Members of our Yorkshire area enjoying a walk along the abandoned trackbed of the Ffestiniog Railway near Ddualt. This section of the line was abandoned when the railway’s original route into Bleanau Ffestiniog was submerged beneath Tanygrisiau Reservoir. (Jane Ellis) Yorkshire branch members on the ‘Leeds New Line’ walk on 22nd September 1996. The location […]

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Dec 2021 – Co. Donegal, Republic of Ireland.

The main railway walking available in County Donegal is on the former Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway, which operated 99 miles of narrow gauge line from Londonderry to Tooban Junction, where separate branches led off to Carndonagh and Burtonport.  A Google search for  ‘Dismantled railway Letterkenny to Burtonport’ will bring up Ireland’s travel guide (Active […]

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Dec 2021 – Rainford Junction to Rainford (Rookery Lane), Lancashire (Merseyside).

Open to cyclists, walkers, wheelchairs, pushchairs, etc., this trail of 1¾ miles runs from grid refence SD 477025 to SD 486002. The walk is branded ‘Rainford Linear Park’, and passes through woodland managed by St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council. The trail starts within a few yards of Rainford Station, and originally formed part of the […]

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Oct 2021 – Toller Porcorum, Dorset.

In October, contractors working for National Highways (the organisation called Highways England until recently) ‘came in like a tornado, removing everything in their path’, according to a landowner. They arrived on site and entered the property of three landowners, creating an access route up to the former trackbed, felling trees and disposing of the timber. […]

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