Walking with Welsh Legends: Northern Wales
Disgrifiad | Description
- ISBN: 9781845241766
- Author: Graham Watkins
- Publication February 2012
- Format: Paperback, 182x124 mm
This enjoyable book - the second in the series - takes us out walking to find places featured in stories from Welsh history and myth. We visit, amongst other places, Llangollen, Harlech, Snowdon, Bala and Llanddwyn Island.
Graham Watkins first tells us a story – ‘love stories, tales of heroic deeds, foolishness and greed, a few fables, touches of humour. The cast includes fair maidens, evil barons, mermaids, smugglers, kings, and ordinary folk quietly going about their business’. Then he guides us on a walk round the places mentioned in the story. The walks differ in length and difficulty, and the instructions are clear and helpful. The book is illustrated with maps and photographs.
The author says: ‘As I completed each walk, I found that I had a different perspective on, and a better insight into, the related legend. The walk and the legend reinforced each other and added to the enjoyment.’