As part of the Harlech and Ardudwy Cultural Heritage Project, two special guided walks will take place in the Ardudwy area this summer.

As well as providing an opportunity to enjoy time in the outdoors, the guided walks will also be an opportunity for individuals to learn about and appreciate the special cultural heritage of the Ardudwy area, and hopefully spark an interest and appreciation of our rich history.

Local historians will entertain the walking party with all kinds of interesting tales connected to the area – from the significance of the bardic tradition and the courts of the nobility to folklore, old ruins and spies!

Jessica John, the National Park Authority’s Cultural Heritage Projects Officer said:

“I’m really looking forward to guiding walks in this area. Not only because the area itself is so wonderful with spectacular scenery, but also because there are so many interesting tales to tell!

 Many are familiar with the better known stories connected with the Ardudwy area such as Harlech castle, burial chambers and the mining industry of the Barmouth area: but the stories behind all the ruins and old customs of the area, despite playing such an important part in the area’s history, remain relatively unheard.”

The first walk will take place near Dyffryn Ardudwy on the 28th of June, where the area of Egryn will be explored – an area with a wealth of history connected to the courts of the nobility and the bardic tradition, and spies during the civil war.

The second walk will take place in the uplands above Barmouth on the 10th of July, where there will be an opportunity to hear about shipwrecks, the Frenchman’s grave, Dinas Oleu and some of the area’s ruins.

Further information about each walk and booking details can be found on the National Park Authority’s website here .