Transport Around The Wye

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"Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight" Rossiter W. Raymond

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Main Bus


Wye Catchment

We're not the only ones using public transport to hike

Car Free Walks

Wye Source & The Cambrians by Train

Wye Source by Train & By Bus

You can get to the Wye source and the Plynlimon range by train also via the 'Heart of Wales Line.' The line starts or finishes at Swansea and passes through Llanelli, Ammanford Rhydaman, Llandeilo, Llandovery, Llanwrtyd Wells, Builth Road North of Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells before going onto Craven Arms, Church Stretton and Shrewsbury.

To explore the Plynlimon range and the source of the Wye and Severn specifically you'll need to get off at Llandrindod Wells where you will find the local bus station alongside. From there you can catch the x47 Llandrindod Wells to Aberystwyth. Your request stops will be Llangurig if walking the Wye Valley to source, Pont Rydgaled, which brings you closer to source via the Sweet Lamb estate home to off road motor sport or you will be requesting Eisteddfa Gurig, which will take you straight to the Plynlimon summit and source via the River Tarennig.

The 'Heart of Wales Line' passes through some of Wals's most spectacular scenery. As a result, they have developed the 'Heart of Wales Line Trail,' a 141 Miles long distance walk, which weaves it's way between the stations. Click here for details.

Happy Exploring!

Online Hitchhiking - Car Shares & Car Free Hikes

We've yet to try the car sharing systems now available due to the ever-growing technologies out there but we will give it a go in the future. Initiatives like Blablacar & Carpooling are changing the way we hitch about the land although traditional means still exist as we can testify.

Whether or not we have transport we gotta get out and if adventurous and green minded without the car if we have one. Projects such as Car Free Walks mentioned are there to help in addition.

The value of slow travel and travelling without the car is invaluable. Think about it in 1952 only 27% of journeys

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were taken by car, van and or taxis. By 2013 this had increased to 83%. Suffice to say this has impacted on air quality, fitness, health and nature. So, we need to get out of the cars. For more details see this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264679/tsgb-2013.pdf

Upper Wye

We've explored the transport options in the Upper Wye via the 'Heart of Wales Line' but for assurances we'll repeat some of it here. Getting to the Upper Wye near Rhayader, Elan valley and further on up near Llangurig and Aberystwyth is a little more tricky but good when you have sussed out the system. You can even get all the way to Snowdonia and back, the return journey of which we did in 2014. Meanwhile here are the links you'll need. Offa's Dyke Association - Bus Information - General Bus Map to The Source from Rhayader or Aberystwyth

Llandrindod Wells to Aberystwyth - Links were provided above. To expand upon it the route is Newbridge, Rhayader, Llangurig and then Plynlimon.

Aberystwyth to Llandrindod Wells - Via Llanidloes and Rhayader

Alternative Time Table - Similar routes to above

Visit The National Cycle Museum

Biking in The Cambrian Mountains Click

Other Signicant Links

Dan Baily: Article on how to climb hills without the car

London Hiker: Uses public transport to get out of London and into major UK wild spaces.

Alex Roddie: Hiker & public transport supporter

Travel Line Cymru: Cycling and using the bus in Wales

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