- Afon Wen
It is located at the mouth of a short
riverhalf a mile from the villageof Chwilogand midway between Pwllheliand Cricieth.
History & Amenities
Afon Wen railway stationwas formerly a junction station on the Cambrian Coast Line, from where a connection could be made via the Carnarvonshire Railway(later LNWRand LMS) to the north coast at Caernarfon. For many people the name of the place is synonymous with that line, as in the song "Trên i Afon Wen" by Welsh pop star Bryn Fôn. The line was closed in 1965, and the track lifted. Part of the line, from Caernarfon to Dinas, is now part of the route of the newly re-opened Welsh Highland Railway.
The section from Caernarfon to Bryncir has been converted into a footpath/cycleway that forms part of the
National Cycle NetworkRoute 8 (NCN8) and is known as Lon Eifion.
Caernarfon railway station (L&NWR)
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=3499580 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Afon Wen and surrounding area]
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