The Welsh Marches: a line in the top rank for scenery. It may not have the shock and awe of the Scottish Highlands, or the briny window-full of Dawlish, but there is an understated beauty on the North & West. It’s a line I travelled recently in Mk 3 comfort on the Welsh Government train, ‘Y Gerallt Gymro / Gerald of Wales’, the boon for Assembly Members commuting between Cardiff Bay and their North Wales constituencies.

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