Tadpole Cutting

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Tadpole Cutting
A relaying train just above Coed y Bleiddiau Staff Halt in April 1967. Tadpole Cutting is at the point where the rails end.
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Tadpole Cutting is just below Old Coed y Bleiddiau Curve. It gets its name from the Tadpole young volunteer group lead by Keith Catchpole. Soon in the decade after the reopening to Tan y Bwlch in 1958 this group of youngsters from Chase School worked here to clear rhododendrons and brambles.


  • Roger Worton (2021) Post in Friends of Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways Facebook group on 10/3/2021.