You don't need to rush. You have all the time in the world.
You are in charge of how you experience Pathways. You can walk half the route and return to experience the rest on another day. You can walk a completely different path. You can choose the accessible option. You can listen from your garden or bedroom or greenhouse.
The performance has been crafted around this particular route in Cardiff, because that's where I walked through the story. But if you choose to experience it somewhere else, your own individual story walk will be personal to you.
However you experience Pathways, why not get in touch and let me know what happened, how it went, and what came to mind as you walked through story? You can get in touch with me here.
Below is the route I walked and links to the first performance.
This first performance walks through folk tale, myth, and true life stories. I walked through the story in a park, a Victorian graveyard, and along a riverbank.
Route & Options
Mostly flat with some rough terrain underfoot on the trail.
1. Start at Caffi Castan in Llandaff Fields. Take the main path towards the A48.
2. At the A48, cross over the road and take the path straight ahead of you.
3. When you get to the kissing gate, turn right into the graveyard. Keep heading roughly in the direction you were going before, but take some time to wander, to look at the graves and the tangled undergrowth.
4. At the end of the graveyard, you can either walk back on yourself and take a short detour around the cathedral, or you can go through the gate at the far end.
5. Take the tree-lined path directly ahead of you and follow it along the wall.
6. Once you reach the end of the path, you'll see a sign for the Taff Trail. Follow it to the right, turning back on yourself and walking along the riverbank.
7. Follow the riverbank all the way back to the A48, where you will cross over the road (safely!), and continue along the road ahead of you past the riding stables.
8. Take the path through the wall before you reach the small row of houses to lead you back to the Caffi, and where you started.
The route above is suitable for most people with a good level of fitness and mobility. It is mostly flat with just a few rough bits of path, mostly on the Taff Trail.
For a completely flat, wheelchair-accessible option, start at the same place. Instead of going into the graveyard through the kissing gate, keep going straight on and take the flat path past the cathedral. Here, you can linger to listen to the story while you explore the graves, and experience being in the shadow of the cathedral. Stay for as long as you like, and then return back the way you came, but instead of taking the same path through Llandaff Fields, follow the A48 to point 2 on the map, and take the road past the riding stables, following it back through the wall to the Caffi.
Follow these links to listen to the first performance of CROSSING OVER / CROESI DROSODD, or follow this link.
To listen to the performance on Spotify click here.
To listen on Apple Podcasts click here.