Vale of Rheidol Audio Workshop

Tuesday, 19 January, 2010

The time has arrived for audio to become available on the Vale of Rheidol Steam train from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge.  We need to decide what it is we need to say about this beautiful route through Ceredigion’ uplands, 11 ¾ miles of scenic route, stopping at 7 little halts, before reaching the mountain terminus of Devils Bridge at 700 feet above sea level. The route is rich in heritage as it passes by 14 disused lead mine sites, through a Nature Reserve, past a HEP station, and into the ‘Picturesque’ landscape of Hafod, plus the railway is a piece of heritage itself…and much more...

The PLWM project is funding 100% of this audio project which is due to be completed in March 2010 ready for this Springs’ tourists. Hand-held devices and downloadable MP3 audio files are both options we are currently exploring.

A workshop is being held on 8th February 2010 at 11-2 at the Round Studio, Aberystwyth, with lunch provided to gather content for the Vale of Rheidol Railway Audio Project. There will be discussions and content building exercises on the themes of Lead Mining in the valley, local stories, wildlife, Nature Reserve - Rheidol NNR and any other topics anyone can think of adding. Perhaps you have some stories of the old steam train or someone in your family was a miner down in the valley, or perhaps you have some information on one of the themes.
If you are interested in contributing to this event please contact the project officer Natalie Moyce by telephone 01545574160, or email You will need to book a place and numbers are limited.Partners hoping to attend include Countryside Council for Wales, The Wildlife Trust, Pentir Pumlumon, Ceredigion County Council, The Welsh Mines Preservation Trust, Ceredigion Archives and interested parties include local residents and businesses.