Myths and Legends

Year of Legends – 3

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Waterfalls Brecon Beacons

There are many beautiful waterfalls in the Brecon Beacons but one of the most secluded are Sgwd Gwladus and Sgwd Einion Gam on the River Pyrddin near Pontneddfechan. These two waterfalls also have a traditional Welsh love based legend attached to them hence their names. Brychan of Brycheneiniog, a Welsh 5th century prince, had 24…

Myths and Legends

Year Of Legends – 2

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Cwm Llwch Brecon Beacons

The legend of Llyn Cwm Llwch In the shadow of Corn Du is the isolated beautifully preserved glacial lake Cwm Llwch. There is a fairy tale of an enchanted island invisible from the shore of the lake. A passageway leading from a rock to the island was said to be open on May Day each…

Myths and Legends

Carmarthenshire

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Llansteffan Castle

Today I went on a day out with the Carmarthenshire Tourist Board to visit St Clare and the coast. This is a reasonable distance from the coach house if you wanted to visit the coast and take in some castles and Welsh history. A very enjoyable trip. Llansteffan – it’s natural defences and strategic importance…

Myths and Legends

Year Of Legends – 1

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Brecon Beacons Llyn y Fan Fach

2017 is the Year of Legends in Wales. To  celebrate this occasion I will be sharing some of these with you each month in a very abridged version. The full stories can be read in Graham Watkins book which I have purchased for the Coach House. Part One – The Lady of the Lake Gwyn…