Ystrad Stories Trail

Story Trail
Ystrad Stories Trail flyer

Ystrad Stories Trail flyer

Join us on Saturday 22nd July to celebrate the launch of the Ystrad Stories iBook and trail.

Walk the Ystrad Stories trail with the iBook or audio guide and discover the paintings of Ernest Zobole in the landscape that inspired the artist, whilst listening to stories by the Rhondda community written in response to Zobole’s paintings.

Start the trail by 11am (or earlier for a slow stroll) following a route from Llwynypia through Ystrad Rhondda to reach Penrhys by 1pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy a unique performance by Avant Cymru at the Penrhys amphitheatre in the wonderful surroundings of the Rhondda valley. Check out the Artist Trails Facebook page for updates.

This event celebrates the launch of the Ystrad Stories iBook. Produced by Sue Burnett at the University of South Wales, the iBook includes a map of the trail, Ernest Zobole’s paintings and audio recordings of the stories.

What you will need for the trail

  • Ystrad Stories iBook (for iPad/iPhone) and headphones


  • Ystrad Stories audio guide (for non-apple devices), internet conection to see the images on the website, printed map and headphones.

Ystrad Stories iBook
Download the Ystrad Stories iBook for free from the Apple iBook store.

Ystrad Stories iBook cover

Ystrad Stories iBook cover

Ystrad Stories audio guide
Click on the download button (down arrow) to save to your device.

Ystrad Stories map
Right-click on the map to save/download or download the PDF version – Ystrad Stories Map

Ystrad Stories Map

Ystrad Stories Map

Remember to download the iBook or audio guide and map before you arrive.

Please note that the trail goes up the steep Penrhys Road and so suitable footwear is required. If you’re not able to walk the trail you can still join us at Penrhys for the performance and picnic.

Ystrad Stories takes no responsibility for any accident or injury that may occur while following the route or during the event. No alcohol allowed.




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