The Poetry Path is a celebration of the living poetic tradition of this area. In the 12th century, local courts sponsored their favoured poets and Wales’ most celebrated medieval poet, Dafydd ap Gwilym, walked the paths in this area. The neighbourhood boasts links with poets of national standing, a tradition which continues until today. Poetry contests of all kinds are regularly held in the village.
Launch of the Poetry Path, with the Archdruid of Wales
The path was officially launched in May 2012 by T. James Jones, the Archdruid of Wales.
The path is a unique experience for people of all ages. Savour the poems in the peace and beauty of the vale. Individuals, families, groups and societies come to enjoy the path. It can be walked relatively easily within an hour. It would be wise to bring
The Poetry Path can be walked as part of a circular route. At the far end of the path, take another footpath back down the opposite side of the stream, which will lead you back to the graveyard and the church.
The path is free and is open every day of the year.
You can read a leaflet about the path HERE.
Here is a list of the poems and poets on the Path.
1 Llanfihangel Dan Eira, Huw Meirion Edwards
2 Cwm Eleri, Greg Hill
3 Llanfihangel Genau’r Glyn, Idwal Jones
4 Llanfihangel Genau’r Glyn, J. J. Williams
5 Y Tincer Tlawd/The White Lanes of Summer, Tom Macdonald
6 Cantre’r Gwaelod, Dewi Morgan
7 Golden Wedding, Tom Macdonald
8 Gwallter, Huw Ceiriog
9 Clawdd, Vernon Jones
10 Ffynnon, Geraint Williams
11 Yr Alwad, Philip Thomas
12 Megan Alys, Dafydd Huws
13 Ysgol Rhydypennau, Ifor Davies
14 Potato Peeler, Annette Williamson
15 Llenwi’r Car, Lleucu Roberts
16 The Vale of Llanfihangel Genau’r Glyn, Isaac Williams