Sunday, 26 May 2013

Aberystwyth and The Vale of Rheidol

Saturday was a lovely sunny day which was very fortunate for us as we had booked a day out at Aberystwyth and the Vale of Rheidol in Wales. We let the train take the strain as our specially chartered “Statesman” train picked us up in Leeds and transported us smoothly into mid Wales.

On the way from our train we managed to spot the ospreys of Springwatch fame at RSPB Ynys-hir but sadly no pictures. At Aberystwyth our narrow gauge steam train was waiting to take us up the Vale of Rheidol to Devil’s Bridge. 

The views are absolutely stunning but the vastness is difficult to capture on camera. We even chose the cattle class carriages with open sides to get the best views and camera shots. It was cool and breezy on the train but still a beautiful little excursion.
The steam train ride meant that we had no time left to explore the seaside town of Aberystwyth. It was a long day out with a great deal of travelling but we did gain an albeit too brief view of the stunning Welsh scenery.

Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


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