"Gethin: Searching for Salvation"

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. 

I wanted to extend the reach of Pathways and to include voices from all over Wales. That's why, for the next six Pathways performances, I'll be handing over the reins to one of six emerging storytellers. For this performance, we are in the capable hands of Gethin Roberts, an emerging storyteller from Gwynedd, who weaves together strong images from folk tale and a historical story that has gained mythic status in Wales


Why not get in touch with Pathways and let us know where you walked through this story?

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Below is the route that Carol walked and links to downloading her performance. 

Route & Options

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Approx. 45 minutes

Described by Natural Resources Wales as being a "strenuous" walk.

This route is approx. 0.6 km each way, on a steep path climbing the lower slopes of Cadair Idris, featured in the second story. 

Start from Cadair Idris Visitor Centre which is very close to the A487, and about ten miles from Dolgellau. Follow the signposted path to Nant Cadair Bridge, then retrace your steps. 

Click here for a PDF map of the trail provided by Natural Resources Wales. 

Follow this link for more information about the route.

It is also possible to walk the entire route as walked by Mary Jones in Gethin's second story. If you're feeling brave, and are an experienced walker, you can find out more here.

Accessible Routes

For a less strenuous and more accessible route, take the route marked in purple on the map. This starts at the car park and encompasses the Visitor's Centre as it circles the lake and surrounding parkland. This walk is 0.8 km and lasts approximately 30 minutes.

The Performance

Follow this link to listen to Gethin's performance of SEARCHING FOR SALVATION or follow this link

To listen to the performance on Spotify click here.

To listen on Apple Podcasts click here.