Nantlle Ridge travel scheme launched
pilot project which will provide transportation at
budget prices is now available for people walking along
no bus service currently available for those wishing
to enjoy the popular walk, the Snowdonia
Green Key Initiative has
established a pioneering taxi service which will be
available to walkers, from
the middle of August, 2005.
consultation with the local community, the Ramblers
Association and Clwb
Mynydda Cymru , it
was decided that a taxi service would provide a sustainable
and effective method of
transport. Instead of having to take two cars to walk
the Nantlle Ridge, you can now for example, park one
car at Talysarn or Penygroes, call the taxi which will
take you to the start of the walk in Rhyd Ddu for the
price of a bus fare, £1 each, and walk back to
your car. Snowdonia Green Key and Bws Gwynedd will
subsidise the rest of the fare. This service will only
be available between Rhyd-Ddu, Talysarn and Penygroes.
scheme has been supported by the Snowdonia Green Key
Initiative partners, Gwynedd Council, Conwy County
Borough Council, Welsh Development Agency, Snowdonia
National Park Authority, Wales Tourist Board, and the
Countryside Council for Wales. Project Officer, Huw
are delighted with the significant support shown to
the scheme from the local community, as well as the
co-operation of ‘Bws Gwynedd’ who have
worked to ensure that the scheme can move forward,
and help to provide a more sustainable approach towards
transport in the area.
aim through the pilot scheme is to provide a more environmentally
friendly means of transportation for those who are
keen to walk the Nantlle Ridge when required.
successful the Patnership could extend the scheme beyond
April 2006 and out to other areas of Gwynedd and Conwy.
scheme will be available for members of the public
between 7am and 7pm, by calling Huw’s Taxis
on (01286) 676767 or 07967 881903.
further information regarding the scheme, contact Huw
Percy, Project Officer, Snowdonia Green Key Initiative,
on (01286) 679615 or Trystan Lewis,
Bws Gwynedd on (01286) 679535.