There is a rich cultural heritage in the Carneddau that encompasses traditional agriculture skills and practices, chwedlau (folklore) and beautiful place names.

Map image of the Carneddau area supported by the Carneddau Landscape Partnership
Place Names

Place names are an important part of the cultural heritage of the Carneddau, providing insights into changes in language and land use in the landscape.

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Gerlan village with the Carneddau range in the background

As well as playing an important role in the area’s economy, agriculture continues to have a strong influence on the natural and cultural heritage of the Carneddau.

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Owl in flight at night
Myths and Legends

The Carneddau’s rich and interesting history stretches back thousands of years, so it’s no surprise that the area is rife with folk tales and mythical creatures.

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Pen Yr Ole Wen in the background
More Cultural Heritage

Read more about how the arts and literature have featured in the history of the Carneddau

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