By steam from Fairbourne through the SSSI sand dunes to the Barmouth ferry station. Not ‘leaves on the line’ but sand; wind and shifting dunes can quickly cover the tracks. At one stage there’s an 80 yard long tunnel to keep the sand at bay.
Butterflies and wild flowers above the shingle overlooking Barmouth then a short voyage across the estuary on the thousand year old ferry service. An adult return, just the price of a cappuccino.
Maybe a bit of crabbing, a stroll round the harbour, lunch at Davy Jones’ Locker and a gentle walk back along the railway bridge. A great day out.