Nantlle Ridge Travel Scheme


New Nantlle Ridge travel scheme launched

Nantlle Ridge Travel Scheme, Nantlle Valley, GwyneddAugust 2005

A pilot project which will provide transportation at budget prices is now available for people walking along Nantlle Ridge.

With no bus service currently available for those wishing to enjoy the popular walk, the Snowdonia Green Key Initiative External link: Opens in a new window has established a pioneering taxi service which will be available to walkers, from the middle of August, 2005.

Following consultation with the local community, the Ramblers Association and Clwb Mynydda Cymru External link: Opens in a new window, 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.

The 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 Percy explained:

We 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.

Our 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.

If successful the Patnership could extend the scheme beyond April 2006 and out to other areas of Gwynedd and Conwy.

The scheme will be available for members of the public between 7am and 7pm, by calling Huw’s Taxis on (01286) 676767 or 07967 881903.

For 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.

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