Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Two Welsh Towns and a Railway

I had another interesting trip with Woods Coaches of Leicester during the Summer.

Although of course, as a Blue Badge Guide, I run my own Coach Trips to destinations all over the country, it is nevertheless a pleasure to be a passenger on other people's trips. Busman's holiday, you might remark, but if I didn't like visiting places I would organise my own!

This time the trip was into North Wales, and as usual I boarded the coach at St. Margarets Bus Station.

We stopped first at Norton Canes, the posh new motorway services on the M6 Toll, where I filled up with a good breakfast.

Then it was on into Wales, for a stop at the Old Station at Welshpool for coffee.

We arrived at Blaenau Ffestiniog with time to spend for a brief look around this little town whose prosperity was built on slate, before having a ride on the famous Ffestiniog Railway.

This took us to Porthmadog on the coast. The railway was constructed originally to transport the slate to this little port for export.

On the way back we stopped at Telford Services.

I always enjoy these trips, and sometimes they even give me inspiration for excursions of my own!