Bala Lake Railway
Bala Lake Railway information
This narrow-gauge trainline was opened in 1868 to link mainline stations at Bala and Dolgellau. In 1965 the entire route from Barmouth to Llangollen was shut down. Volunteers reopened the 4.5-mile stretch from Bala to Llanuwchllyn in 1971, with vintage locomotives departing from a little station at Penybont, half a mile from Bala town centre, off the B4391. There are now up to four daily services skirting the lake for a scenic 90-minute return journey.