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Tanat Valley Light Railway

Tanat Valley Light Railway


The Tanat Valley Light Railway is a charity which owns the last remaining section of the Old Potts Railway near Oswestry and aims to preserve and restore this line. The original Tanat Valley Light Railway was the first cross border light railway crossing from England into Wales, meandering up the fantastic Tanat Valley from Llynclys Junction to Llangynog and providing links to Llanymynech and Llanfyllin via its other branches.

2016 is the 150th anniversary of the construction of the Old Potts Railway. 2015 saw a new station platform retaining wall being constructed along with some essential track maintenance. The Woodland walk and general footpaths are also getting some e maintenance and a general tidy up, making the whole site neat and tidy for the exciting up coming calendar of events for 2016.




Nant Mawr,
SY10 9HW



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Map reference: SJ 253242  Lat: 52.81075 Long: -3.10887

From Oswestry follow the A483 towards Welshpool; at Llynclys crossroads turn right onto the A495 and travel towards Llanrhaeadr for about 2.5 miles. Look out for the brown tourist signs pointing to Nant Mawr Quarry. Turn right up Blodwel Bank, first left (sharp left by a cottage) then almost immediately right and continue for about 300 yards along this lane; parking on the left.

Parking: free