The national park covers a wide area with fine estuaries and more mountains. On Wednesday I made a sentimental journey to places I knew well as a child.
First stop was the Talyllyn Railway. The first and oldest restored railway in the world. The line runs up the sides of a valley to where there were once slate quarries.
The diminutive narrow gauge locomotives date from the early 20th and late 19th century. This one was built in 1921 and originally worked on the Corris railway. In the left of the picture there is the inclined plane down which the slate would have been brought from the quarry to the railhead.
From Tywyn where the railway is based I went on to Llwyngwril a pretty and popular village where my family had seaside holidays. These days it is famous for the wool creations that adorn many gates and fences. The gate featured is to an early Quaker burial ground.
From there on to Morfa Mawddach.
Walking the old bridge across the estuary had been on my to do list for many years. I was lucky that a train crossed at just the right moment.
The day had been warm and with cloudless blue skies I had hoped for a better sunset but these pictures of Barmouth Beach through the bridge, the Cader Idris range and the salt marsh on the Mawddach estuary worked.