The new trail weaves between stations along the Heart of Wales Line, offering visitors and walkers a chance to explore Wales and the Borders by rail and on foot, without the car. Completion of the long distance trail has attracted international media attention and it recently featured in The Guardian’s Best Travel Discoveries of 2018.
Lord Elis Thomas
It’s excellent news that we’re not only celebrating the completion of this section, but the final section of the full 141 mile long trail! .... Wales’ Year of Discovery is the perfect time for us to invite people to discover this magnificent trail.”
The opening ceremony was held at the Media Resource Centre in Llandrindod Wells, with the official launch on Llandrindod Wells Station. After the launch, many of the attendees took part in the guided walks, arranged so people could explore the newly-opened section of the trail. The event was organised by the Heart of Wales Line Trail steering group.
Geraint Morgan, Transport for Wales
Visitors will be able to use the train to hop-on and off wherever they like and with sections of the new trail to suit everyone’s ability, the train is the perfect way to experience the glorious scenery the line has to offer.”
The second walk to Pen-y-bont, organised by Four Wells ramblers included a stop to sample delicious home made cakes and fresh local produce at The Thomas Shop in Pen-y-Bont.
Rachel Francis, Heart of Wales Line DevCo
With lots of visitors planning to walk the trail this summer, we are keen to put characterful cafes, locally run pubs, family farmed produce and local B&Bs at the centre of the walking trail experience.”
If you are keen to walk the Heart of Wales Line Trail this year, the route book written by local lad and designer of the trail Professor Les Lumsdon includes all the maps and route descriptions for the trail.
Further information about the trail and the launch is available on the Heart of Wales Line website.
Published April 2019