The Cambrian Way Poetry Stones

The Poetry Stones

In 2020 four poetry stones were erected at locations along the Cambrian Way (A470) through the National Park. Poems, composed by Owen Sheers and Ifor ap Glyn celebrating the place where each stone resides, have been carved into chunks of Blue Pennant Sandstone. Why don’t you check them out the next time you’re journeying through the National Park.

Blaen Taf/Storey Arms

  • Cadair Arthur which means Arthur’s chair is the old name for Pen y Fan. Who Arthur was we can only guess.
  • The ouzel refers to the Ring Ouzel, a scarce species of blackbird with a smart white bib which frequents stony mountain slopes.
  • Through the peepholes you can view Craig y Fro – please see Craig y Fro poetry stone.
  • We refer to the pass as Blaen Taf – the head of the Taff Valley – since this was the name of the turnpike gate which once stood here. Many people also refer to the pass as Storey Arms since this is the name of the Outdoor Education Centre which stands here.