Traditional folk tales and the history, industry and culture one of the most beautiful parts of rural Mid Wales are celebrated in a series of audio guided walks that has been made available to download for free.
The four audio guides, Teithiau Leri - Leri Walks, lead walkers down the River Leri from its source in Craigypistyll to where it joins the sea at Ynyslas, near Aberystwyth in Northern Ceredigion.
From the highland plateau of Nant-y-moch to the vast plain of the Dyfi Estuary, the audio guides recount the traditional folk tales of the area, tell the personal stories of the locals and give the long history of industry and culture in Cwm Eleri, all while guiding walkers through some of the most beautiful woods and valleys in Mid Wales.
The course of the River Leri is split into four paths, each stretch taking between three and four hours to complete. Walkers can listen to the guides at their leisure as they walk the paths, deepening their connection to the landscape as they hear its many stories.
Autumn is wonderful time to explore the multi-coloured landscapes of Mid Wales, which is blessed with some of the most natural and unspoilt scenery in the whole of the UK.
The four audio guides are available to download for free from afonleri.com where there is also the opportunity for walkers to share their own comments and responses and any other local knowledge they may come across.
The audio guides have been created and narrated by two local artists, Gwilym Morus-Baird and Jane Lloyd Francis, who took part in the Cymerau project.
“Jane and I recorded a series of interviews with local people for a half hour radio programme,” explained Gwilym. "It had always been my intention to create audio guided walks and this seemed an ideal opportunity to combine the two. It took us two months to research, plan and script the walks and then record them. The walks are not too strenuous, so should be accessible to most people.”
To find out more information about things to see and do and places to stay in Mid Wales, check out Show Me Wales website.
Published 27 September 2016