I think you're mistaken, as the only roads on the east and north banks of the river Wye have always been there.I think I’m correct in saying they’ve converted the old train lines from that station into to roads?
Ah ok, someone editing the Wikipedia post on the station seems to think so (probably not a local like you).I think you're mistaken, as the only roads on the east and north banks of the river Wye have always been there.
The disused line ran from Builth Wells down to Hay on Wye and most of the route is inaccessible and hasn't even been converted to cycle path, except one very short section into Builth itself. It's a most scenic part of the country and it would be great if access was available.
Ghosts of old stations/ lines closed down by Lord Beecham in the 60s have always had a perverse interest to me, albeit they are a lot harder to find these days. I don't think Erwood was one of those but the abandoned aspects of these things are always interesting to me.Mmm, intersting.
I'm not a local but have cycled that section a fair number of times (as it's now part of National Cycle Network Route 8) and had never realised that crossing over that bridge, I was actually on the line of the old railway line (which seems pretty obvious when viewed from the road beneath).
It's not really clear how much you ride on the old line, as it joins up with the existing old road very soon and does follow it very closely for approx 4km until the next road bridge over the river.
So, they haven't really converted the old train lines from that station into to roads, just utilised the bridge.
I'm pleased that you are interested in the station info and can heartily recommend visiting one day to cycle the section, particularly lovely from downstream at Boughrood heading north as far as Builth Wells.
Thank you John, and yes, unfortunately, I'm no stranger to concussions. He seems to have come through the worst of it now, having his cast changed on Friday. The pins will come out, but the screws and plate will stay for the time being. from what I am told. The ice-breaker moment was when I showed him scars received in a former life; he understood that if I got better, he will get better too....Edd, best wishes for your grandson's good and speedy recovery.
Watch out for secondary symptoms of the concussion. I'm sure you know that, but it never hurts to mention the obvious, just in case.