"Fantastic Beasts"

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 a 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 downloading the second performance. 

This second story walk dives deep into Welsh mythology, telling stories of transformations, landscapes, and magical beasts. I walked this story on treelined paths, urban streets, and a wild wood on the edge of a city.


Route & Options

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45 minutes

Mostly flat with some rough terrain and steps to climb in Coed y Felin. See accessible route below for options!

1. Start on the Greenbelt just off Llanon Road.

2. Walk east and south, following the trail round until you reach the railway bridge. Cross over.

3. Take the alleway through the houses to the housing estate to your left and follow the road around and down until you see the sign for Clos Melin Ddŵr.

4. Just before you reach Clos Melin Ddŵr, take a left up the rough track by the brown sign for Coed y Felin.

5. Follow the track past the houses until you see a path to your right going down some steps towards a wooden bridge.

6. Take this path down and then turn to the left, and go for a wander through the woods. You should see a wooden sculpture of a dragon.

7. Once you're ready to, retrace your steps back the way you came. You can also take a short detour, following the accessible route below, up Old Mill Road to see the wooden sculpture of the owl before you walk back.

Accessible Routes

The route above is suitable for most people with a good level of fitness and mobility. The trail in the woods is uneven underfoot and the steps leading down to the bridge might be slippery in the rain.

For a wheelchair-accessible option, start at the same place. Instead of going into the woods by Clos Melin Ddŵr, keep following the road round until you see Old Mill Road. This is quite a steep road, but there are no steps here. About halfway up the road, you will see the owl sculpture. Why not stay here to listen to the story of Blodeuwedd?

The Performance

Follow these links to listen to the performance of FANTASTIC BEASTS / BWYSTFILOD ANHYGOEL or follow this link.

To listen to the performance on Spotify click here.

To listen on Apple Podcasts click here.