The Train Not Arriving at Platform 2

Manhoc ride is to Carrog Station on the Llangollen Railway Line Sunday 17th March 2024 – starting from our usual Poplar Services at 10.30am.

Carrog Station is set close to the village of Carrog, in Denbighshire, with its 17th century Dee Bridge, river and mountain vistas and traditional pub.

Meticulously, delightfully restored station rebuilt by volunteers, as it was in the 1950s, here can be found a place where time has stood still. 

Our route was down the biking A49, right at Whitchurch and onto the winding Holyhead Road to this attractive station café. Unfortunately, it was closed, so we made our way to their timeless Grouse Inn.

Excellent menu and tables overlooking the picturesque river and bridge.

Back was over the Welsh hills, passing Wrexham, but we were running early so “off route we went”, and found some very interesting backroads, which eventually led to and found the Poacher at Chirk for final coffees, cakes and hugs.

The weather was very kind with a bit of sun.  

It was an excellent, part sunny ride, but no trains to be found!