Has anybody done this? Did you find it practical?
There's also a value for money aspect - if you return home every day, and home is the end of a long branch line, that's a lot of repeated miles over the period of the rover.
I was hoping to do an ALR earlier this year but sadly Covid had put paid to that. I had intended to return home each time mostly. Hopefully next year though
If one lives near a station with good services, maybe ten minutes walk
I think an ALR is like ascending Yr Wyddfa, doing it once when young is enough, regional rovers offer plenty to see and do without getting exhausted