The Story of the Saints

A walk from Caerleon to Bassaleg

This journey traces the history of the Arthurian legends and how the early Welsh saints seemed to embody the Druids’ connection to nature. It explores:

Whether King Arthur set up court in Caerleon / The liminal state of the Dark Ages / The tricky art of telling trees apart / Could the druids have become the Welsh Saints? / Newport’s climate change bottleneck / The forest home of the Gwynllyw – patron saint of pirates. 

Walking Trails