Welcome to Bala Lake Railway






Croeso i Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid [Welcome to Bala Lake Railway]

“Home of Alice, the Little Welsh Engine”

Yesterday I made my way to Llanuwchllyn, a little village at the southern end of Bala Lake in North Wales. 

I wanted to try out my new lens – a Tamron 18-300 zoom lens, so I decided to take the narrow gauge steam train which runs alongside the lake, a return journey of approximately nine miles.

For the next hour or so, the little train chugged and weaved its way along the track and I enjoyed some great views of the lake, which is nestled among the nearby mountains of Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy, in Snowdonia National Park.

On reflection, it probably wasn’t the best place for experimental  photography, given the nature of the journey!!



Portals to Heaven


Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,

places to play in and pray in,

where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”

John Muir

Photos: Stunning skies over  Llyn Celyn and Llyn Tegid, North Wales.