The first event of day 4 took place at Zip World in Blaenau Ffestiniog, during which BBC Radio Cymru’s Aled Hughes took the Baton down the zip wire. The second stop of the day captured some of rich heritage of Wales, as the Baton had exclusive access to the National Heritage Site of Yr Ysgwrn in Trawsfynydd, home to World War l poet, Hedd Wyn.
The Baton then made its way to Dolgellau for a parade around the town and was welcomed by hundreds of members of the community. After departing Dolgellau, the Baton made its way to Portmeirion during which the award-winning Festival No.6 was taking place. The Baton was incorporated into the highly anticipated carnival, with The Alarm lead singer and charity fundraiser, Mike Peters, leading the parade along with his wife Jules.
The Baton then departed for Porthmadog on board a Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland steam train and runners from a local club run alongside the train with the Baton. When the Baton reached Porthmadog, the Batonbearers were met with a huge number of people lining the streets and this was a true reflection of how this inclusive Relay captured the hearts of the local community.
The Queen’s Baton Relay’s tour of Wales concluded at Plas Heli National Sailing Academy and Events Centre in Pwllheli. The Baton was exchanged out at sea between Paralympic Sailor Steve Thomas and sailing’s rising star Dan Whiteley before making its way across the bay with unrivalled views of Snowdonia towards Plas Heli. CGW was pleased to honour its very own President, Anne Ellis OBE, for her hard work and dedication by giving her the opportunity to be the final Batonbearer.
Watch our highlight video of day 4 below: