Unique opportunity to walk the Knucklas Viaduct

There is a unique opportunity to walk across the famous Knucklas Viaduct on the Heart of Wales Railway Line.

On the morning of Sunday 10 April 2011 , Network Rail and the Heart of Wales Line Travellers’ Association (HOWLTA) are making special arrangements for members of the public to walk across the historic railway viaduct at Knucklas (near the town of Knighton on the Welsh Border).

Walkers must pre-book tickets as there will be specific time slots every 30 minutes to keep the operation as safe as possible.

A vintage bus is part of the experience: it will convey participants to and from Knucklas station from the walk registration point at Knighton. Guided walks around Knucklas will also be available on the day, including to the award winning site of Knucklas Castle (associated with King Arthur) which overlooks the village & the viaduct. Refreshments will be available in Knucklas.

Anyone wishing to make this walk must be fit enough to cope with walking along the unpaved railway track and the steep access lanes. Persons under the age of 14 and pets will not be allowed. Regrettably, there are no facilities for wheelchairs.

The price per person is £10, to include a numbered souvenir ticket.

Any profits from the walk will be used by HOWLTA to improve the appearance of the stations along the line which runs between Shrewsbury and Swansea, through the heart of Wales.

For further details on how to book tickets, visit the website where an application form can be downloaded, or send SAE to Viaduct Walk, Llandovery Station, SA20 0BG

Tickets are limited to 150 so early booking is advised.


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