Exploring the Shamanic Lands
A number of bespoke tours have been designed to integrate with the Shamanic Lands conference in May 2018. Each tour is available as an exclusive private driven tour or walk with guests picked up from their accommodation. Alternatively, larger groups, travelling in a minibus, can also join us exploring Mid Wales.
For further details please visit www.exploringmidwales.co.uk/the-shamanic-lands
The following tours will be available from 14th May - 25th May 2018.
CELTIC WALES TODAY – Exploring the Celtic Heritage of Mid Wales.
This tour will investigate Celtic hill forts, Bronze Age ritual / religious sites and Neolithic burial sites. It will be a day’s tour and will explore some of the prehistoric heritage so redolent of our contemporary landscape.
THE EMPTY QUARTER – Exploring the Green Heart of Wales.
This tour will seek out the serene and hidden places that still exist in the heart of our country. We will seek serenity and peacefulness, will explore ancient holy places and will be flexible in our quest for tranquility.
THE ELAN VALLEY ~ DWR ~ WATER
This tour will explore the scenic delights of the Elan Valley district. We will learn of the varied wildlife, the unique history and the stunning scenery of this jewel in the crown of Welsh landscapes. Included in the tour will be a visit to Penygarreg dam where we can go inside the dam to visit one of the country’s most iconic wedding venues! Our theme will be water – renewable, sustaining, life giving.
A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE.
This guided day walk will leave behind cars and roads, stresses and pressures and explore the “Elenydd” or Green Heart of Wales. We will walk on hills that display much evidence of ancient peoples – our forefathers who knew and loved this land so well. Starting out from the Elan Valley our walk will be around ten miles and requires a reasonable degree of fitness and a packed lunch.
A RAMBLE ON THE WILD-ISH SIDE!
Our half day walk will explore the Carneddau hills, set amidst the beautiful scenery of the upper Wye Valley. The Carneddau abound in, and are named for, ancient stones that speak of our forefathers’ commitment to these high remote places. Despite being only 3-4 hours, a reasonable degree of fitness is required for this walk.
WHAT HAS OFFA EVER DONE FOR US?
This minibus tour explores part of the 180 mile long Offa’s Dyke, an eighth century earthwork that divides modern day England from Wales. But back then it separated Saxon Mercia from the Celtic principalities of ancient Britain. Including a short walk on the dyke, this day seeks to explore the landscape at the very edge of Celtic Britain.
Mid Wales abounds in water, springs and streams. For eons some have been regarded as holy wells. This tour seeks out some holy wells to explore and experience. From the “Four Wells” of Mid Wales to lesser-known neglected sites, we will learn more of these enigmatic sites.
Prices: Exclusive, bespoke tours (2 - 4 people) - £49pp. Minibus tours (8-14 people) - £25pp. Welsh picnic lunches are available at £6pp.