Mist by Mary Fitzgerald

A railway walk would be the perfect companion to this book as it’s set firmly in the Welsh Mountains in the present day but in a Wales that is still very much rural and untouched as it was when the railway was built. The story takes place in a rural cottage in the mountains and the mist in the story creates the most ethereal of settings

“In the lower fields the sheep huddled miserably agains the stone walls, half grown lambs pressed against their mothers silently enduring the familiar climatic conditions”


In the 1860s the race to control a route to the Welsh coast began. This saw the English Great Western Railway build a line through Wales as far as Dolgellau, the walk’s start point …