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Heart of Wales Line CRP marks National Walking Month with revamped website

The Heart of Wales Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP) has launched a new website designed to promote sustainable travel and outdoor exploration along the scenic railway route.

The launch coincided with National Walking Month, a nationwide celebration every May of walking and its benefits to health, wellbeing and the environment.

The CRP’s website features an array of engaging content, including a series of short circular walks originating from railway stations along the line, mapped out meticulously by walking guide Lisa Denison of Quiet Walks.

Each walk is accompanied by comprehensive route instructions, Ordnance Survey maps and GPX files, ensuring ease of navigation for both novice and seasoned hikers.

One of the distinctive features of the new website is its emphasis on bilingualism. The circular walks are presented in both English and Welsh, providing accessibility to a wider audience and championing the Welsh language and culture.

Owen Griffkin, community rail officer for the Heart of Wales Line CRP, said: “We are delighted with the new layout of the website. There is so much information packed into it, it is easy to navigate and more accessible for all users. With a lot of expertise provided by Neil from Touchdown Design, it is now a much cleaner user experience which looks great on mobile and desktop.

“This has allowed us to increase the number of walks hosted on the site, with these wonderful new circular walks from stations along the line, some of which link with the Heart of Wales Line Trail.”

Melanie Lawton, community rail strategic lead for Transport for Wales, said: “At Transport for Wales, we want to encourage more people to travel sustainably, and these walks are great for those who want to explore somewhere new. We already have a number of family walks and guided walks from stations and we’re hoping these will be just as popular.”

To explore the directory of walks and to keep up to date with future news, projects and events from the Heart of Wales Line CRP, visit their website.