Stand clear of the… speeding train
My wife and I recently enjoyed an extraordinary walk on part of the E4 footpath in Greece, which runs from Kalavrita in the mountains to Diakopto on the coast along the line of the rack and pinion narrow gauge railway connecting the two towns. The scenery is spectacular – and you share the route with the trains passing through at least 16 tunnels and over high bridges. A torch is useful! The train drivers do look out for walkers and sound their horns as the railway line winds its way down the gorge.
The walk was challenging as in many places there is no obvious footpath and you walk on the ballast or on the sleepers and on thin steel ‘planks’ across the bridges. But it was a major highlight of our trip. We caught the last train back up to Kalavrita where we were staying. We thoroughly recommend this walk, though Network Rail may not approve!