20 Apr 2023
Held annually, Earth Day celebrates and honours the achievements of the environmental movement, raising awareness of the need to protect our earth. It’s a call for action, a day for individuals, communities and businesses to step up, invest in our planet and invest in our future. At TfW, we’re working hard to transform the transport network throughout Wales and the Borders so that it becomes truly sustainable and fit for future generations.
We’ve put together a list of some of the great Earth Day activities happening across the country all easily accessible on our sustainable public transport, or active travel, networks:
Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) & Llyn Padarn Earth Day Spring Clean
Each year the RSPCA receives hundreds of calls about wildlife injured or caught in litter*. Join the Yr Wyddfa and Llyn Padarn Spring Clean, removing litter from trails and walks around the beautiful Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park. With four routes to choose from, allowing for a range of abilities, this is a great way to get involved in a hands-on way.
You can access Eryri National Park on the Conwy Valley Line with the Sherpa’r Wyddfa bus service connecting many routes at the base of the mountain.
Talkgarth Walking Festival
Held just after Earth Day, the Talgarth Walking Festival celebrates the outstanding landscapes that surround the town, acting as a gateway to the magnificent Black Mountains. With guided walks looking at restoring ancient woodland to discussions on our impact on nature, it’s a great way to honour Earth Day and get out and about in nature.
Talgarth is connected by our TrawsCymru T4 bus which runs from Newtown to Cardiff.
Learn all about local wildlife with wild crafts and a spotter sheet with Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Family Fun Day at Chepstow Castle! The Gwent Wildlife Trust is part of a network of Wildlife Trusts across the UK, working to nuture and restore the unique wildlife of Gwent.
Just a few minutes walk from Chepstow railway station, Chepstow Castle is a magnificent 600 year old clifftop fortress. Did you know you can get 2-for-1 at Cadw’s historic sites? With a valid same-day rail ticket, you and a plus one will get 2 entry tickets for the price of 1. Find out more on our website.
The Wild Escape, Carad Rhayader
Looking for something for all the family to take part in? Carad Rhayader’s Wild Escape is a free family fun day exploring the nature trail to discover unique landscapes, rare species and fossils.
Rhayader is easily accessible on the X47 bus service, head to Traveline Cymru to plan your journey.
Take a cycle down Sustrans’ Greenways – traffic free paths along the National Cycle Network. Active travel is an excellent form of sustainable travel, helping to reduce environmental, social and economic impacts**.
Find your perfect route on the Sustrans website.
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