Bala Lake Railway
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Bala to Llanuwchllyn Return

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Start your Visit
Bala station is  situated about 1/2 a mile from Bala itself, close to the point where the river Dee flows out from the lake. There is limited roadside parking at Bala station, although there are several large car parks around 10 minutes walk from the station at Bala itself.  (Llanuwchllyn provides an alternative starting point at the other end of the railway with car parking and other facilities). 

Perfect Day Out

The journey through the Snowdonia National Park along part of the route of the erstwhile Ruabon to Barmouth railway, follows the shores of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), the largest natural body of water in Wales. The narrow gauge steam trains give excellent views of the lake amid its surrounding scenery including the nearby mountains of Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy.

Bala Lake
The railway provides an ideal centrepiece for a day's visit to Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid). A round trip of about 1 1/2 hours can be broken at any of the stations to enjoy other activities - a pleasant walk around Llanuwchllyn to visit the old church or access the lake shore from various points for swimming, fishing or simply lazing by the waterside.


Llanuwchllyn (the village above the lake) is the Railway HQ where visitors can see the steam locomotives being serviced prior to coupling onto the train, can view the 1896-built Signal Box in operation and can enjoy light refreshments in the Station Buffet. Often, visitors can visit the railway's other engines in their shed. The station also has a souvenir shop, toilets and picnic tables.

Bala Lake Railway
The Station Llanuwchllyn Gwynedd LL23 7DD United Kingdom