AN URGENT appeal has been made for volunteers to help look after a station.

Volunteers are needed to look after the gardens at Waunfawr Station. 

The society has hired a contractor to put the gardens into "good shape" but help is required to help maintain the area. 

Chairman of the Welsh Highland Railway Society, Dafydd Thomas, said: "The contractor has done an excellent job, so all the hard work has been done.


"Apart from the fact that the contractor has other commitments with the growing season now in full swing, the cost to the society of employing him further will not be a small amount. Since the station opened in the year 2,000 the gardens have been maintained by volunteers and we hope that this can now continue.

"There is a range of tools available and the cost of any new plants, fertiliser, etc will be borne by the Society. Waunfawr Station has excellent facilities with regularly cleaned modern toilets and a small kitchen where a 'panad' can easily be prepared, as well as a refrigerator to keep food fresh.

"The bonus is that you get to see, close up the trains coming and going from Caernarfon. There is the added bonus of the ‘Snowdonia Parc’ brewpub close by, that has excellent snacks and meals available - as well as real ale, brewed on the premises to slake your thirst at the end of a day’s gardening."

Anyone interested in helping can email Dafydd Thomas on