Guided Story Walks
“The modern world still holds onto its magic...if we can attune ourselves to its enchantments”
- Carolyne Larrington,
Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold
Pridie's Folktrails is a unique nature-connection project that blends stories with the Great Outdoors. There are several elements - from blogs and podcasts, to short films and story walks - and the focus is always on the special inter-connectivity that exists between story and nature - channelling the magic that comes when imagination meets exploration in the wild world outside.
Guided Story Walks
If you are looking for an unique way to experience the great outdoors, why not join me for a story walk around my home Cwmffrwd Farm in the beautiful Brecon Beacons? The walk is an hour long, through wildflower meadows and up to The Valley of the Streams for which our farm is named, before venturing out onto the open access mountain that reigns above. You'll meet Ash, Alder, Hawthorn and Hazel; explore the haunts of hares and foxes, and venture - if you are brave enough - into the secret hidden places of the fairy folk. While we wander I'll share folklore and stories connected to all the trees, plants and creatures we encounter along the way and tell some beautiful folktales that are specially selected to relax, inspire and empower.
(You can also expect an exciting assortment of practical bushcraft tips and weird and wacky facts about such things as ancient remedies, plant magic and animal spirit medicine)!
Private bookings can be made at a any time - please email Pridie using contact button below.
Open group walks will be on the following dates:
SATURDAY 8TH APRIL @10am
SUNDAY 4TH JUNE @10am
SATURDAY 26TH AUGUST @10am and tickets can be purchased via the link below.
I've teamed up with the Director of Photography Sarah Smither, freelance editor Valentina Riva and JS Productions to share the beauty of story walking with you. We hope that our short films will inspire people to get back in touch with nature and local landscapes through a special blend of walking and story.
Stepping out even when the weather is wild, our aim is to transport viewers to the beautiful outdoor spaces surrounding them - inviting them along on our favourite walks and breathing life into those landscapes through the stories and folklore to be found along the way.
This is about the power that outdoor spaces and their stories have to heal, inspire and empower us all!
Blog & podcast
Welcome to my latest podcast project where I'll be talking about some of the fascinating folklore associated with each week's chosen element, will recommend and link you to a particular story, and I'll also share some of our favourite outdoor storying ideas and activities for you to try out when you next slip outside for some much needed fresh air and exercise!
Low level storytelling walk around the farm, gentle terrain. Plant & tree ID.
Click here to purchase open walk tickets for:
8th April / 4th June /
10 people max
Storytelling walk on the mountain - moderate terrain with some steep ascent and descent over open access mountain.
Private bookings only at present. Click here to book with Pridie.
Pridie's story walks are such a great way to spend time connecting with nature, people and stories - she's reignited my love of the outdoors! So relaxing and so inspiring!
What a gorgeous and fascinating walk! As a mum, I love sharing stories outdoors with my little ones. Your walks have given me so much to show and tell them when we next go out - all about the trees, the flowers... Perfect for helping us all re-connect with nature and the outdoors!
I remembered so many of the stories you'd told and really enjoyed sharing them with my family.
Thank you for bringing the walk to life!
For any booking you are able to reschedule for up to 12 months. Just contact me if you need to change your booking. If I am unable to run the walk , a full refund or option to reschedule will always be provided. If you wish to discuss your booking please contact me at any time. All walks take place from Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite.
What you will need:
Appropriate walking clothing to keep you warm on the day (no jeans please!)
Spare warm layers (several thinner layers are more versatile than 1 thick)
Sturdy boots (some areas are rough and uneven so boots that go above the ankle, providing good ankle support, are recommended rather than low cut walking/trail shoes on most walks. Boots will also keep your feet drier than walking shoes in muddy areas). No trainers please!
Warm hat and gloves or sun hat if sunny
Food, drink and snacks for the walk
Personal first aid kit (for minor cuts, blisters, sun cream, pain relief and any personal medication)
Rucksack with waterproof liner/bag
Optional additions: gaiters and/or walking poles if you use them
Pridie is a professional storyteller based in Bristol. A self-confessed story obsessive, she performs and delivers workshops for all ages.
Her focus is on traditional folk and fairy tale narratives, myths and legends, and her love of the Great Outdoors means that every one of her events draws deeply from the wild outside!
A qualified teacher, Mountain Leader and bushcraft instructor, Pridie has also been leading groups in the outdoors since she was eighteen. She's a huge fan of the wild outside with a keen interest in all the flora and fauna it holds! (As well as sharing a story, watch out for the weird and wacky facts that she'll throw into the mix from practical bushcraft tips and ancient remedies to flower spells and animal spirit medicine!)