Lon Las Ogwen, Bryn Bella I

Lon Las Ogwen, Bryn Bella

Lon Las Ogwen, Bryn Bella

Date

18 January 2014
Location

Bryn Bella, Bethesda

SH 61127 67831; 53.18937°N, 4.07995°W

Information

Work to extend the recreational route Lon Las Ogwen was started in March 2013. The new section, built on the trackbed of the former standard-gauge Bangor-to-Bethesda branch line, will connect Bethesda and Tregarth. The new underpass pictured here runs below a farm-track bridge and lies between Bryn Bella viaduct over the Afon Ogwen, which leads to the entrance of the Dinas tunnel, and the road bridge over the former railway. There are plans to open the 270m-long Dinas tunnel in order to complete the link between the two sections of Lon Las Ogwen. The last passenger service through the tunnel was in 1951 and the line closed to all traffic in 1963.

Further Reading

Gwynedd Recreational Routes (Visit Snowdonia);
Lôn Las Ogwen extended to Bethesda (Gwynedd Council);
Dinas Railway Tunnel

 

Lon Las Ogwen, Bryn Bella

Lon Las Ogwen, Bryn Bella

Looking towards the entrance of Dinas railway tunnel

Looking out over the viaduct towards the entrance of Dinas Railway Tunnel

Lon Las Ogwen, Bryn Bella

Lon Las Ogwen, Bryn Bella

Lon Las Ogwen, Bryn Bella

Lon Las Ogwen, Bryn Bella

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7 thoughts on “Lon Las Ogwen, Bryn Bella I

  1. The top one is beautifully designed…I like the bike tracks coming out of the puddles on #3 as well, although they are all very good and really spot-on exposures. Not sure how you get the reciprosity between the tunnel entrance and the interior so well balanced without blowing out…two exposures with tripod? Massive ninja exposure skills? We should be told.

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