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Railway Event, Sat 7 Apr 2018

Race the Train

Race the Train


"Race the train" with a twist! Paddleboarders race the train along the length of the lake.

Come and follow the race on the train between our Steam Train and Stand-Up Paddleboarders on the lake. Special Train leaves Llanuwchllyn at 17:30.

The race is over 4 miles along Llyn Tegid / Bala Lake finishing at the Bala end. Paddleboarders will set off at 3-minute intervals, Novices, Ladies and Mens, with the train setting off with the Men and giving added impetus to win the race. You can follow the race from the train which departs Llanuwchllyn at 5:30 prompt.

We are offering reduced rate tickets (Adult £4 each way, Children £2 each way) and the train will bring you back to Llanuwchllyn.

Enquiries about paddleboard entries to Green Dragon Activities email:

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 7 Apr 2018
Train departs Llanuwchllyn 17:30.


Reduced rate tickets: Adult £4 each way, Children £2 each way.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr Easter Egg Hunt
Sat 7 Apr Race the Train
Sat 26 - Mon 28 May Great Little Trains Model Railway Show
Sun 27 - Mon 28 May Bala Lake Festival of Transport
Sat 16 - Mon 18 Jun Steam Gala


Llanuwchlyn Station,
LL23 7DD



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Map reference: SH 882299  Lat: 52.85494 Long: -3.66180

Off the A494 at Llanuwchllyn
Free parking at Llanuwchlyn

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 23 miles from Barmouth station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome