The Attack on the Forests

A walk from Bassaleg to Caerphilly

The third journey explores the struggle for power between the Welsh princes in the Dark Ages and arrival of Norman power. It explores:

The mystery of Park Wood / Getting lost in a cornfield / The legacy of Ruperra Castle / The lead mines of Draethen woods / How the Welsh princedoms took shape / The Normans and deforestation as an act of war / The memories of Gerald of Wales.

Walking Trails