Railway Paths

Lôn Las Ogwen tunnel opens

 

 

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RPL Board pausing in Dinas tunnel during a recent site visit

A new traffic free section of Lôn Las Ogwen between Tregarth near Bangor and Bethesda has opened.  The route, part of NCN 82, now uses the old former railway trackbed and passes through the 275m long Dinas tunnel.

 

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Approaching Dinas tunnel through the rock cutting

In addition to the tunnel and a viaduct over the River Ogwen, RPL had previously been responsible for several bridges on the former railway from Bangor to Bethesda.  Following a generous grant from the Railway Heritage Trust these were transferred to Gwynedd County Council who assembled a funding package to enable all the structures to be upgraded, lighting to be installed in the tunnel and a tarmac surface to be laid along the route.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Viaduct crossing the River Ogwen

Sustrans has worked with Gwynedd CC for many years to improve Lôn Las Ogwen to enable people to cycle along a traffic free path all the way from the coast at Porth Penrhyn, Bangor to Bethesda on the edge of Snowdonia national park – a picturesque ride of about seven miles length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related links

For more information follow http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/lon-las-ogwen and http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/route-82

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