Laleston Stones Trail
DateJune 9, 2016
ClientLaleston Community Council
SkillsLarge Format, Print
Following in Pilgrims’ Footsteps
The Ffordd y Gyfraith is an old pilgrimage route that runs through the village of Laleston near Bridgend and continues northwards into the hills around the historic village of Llangynwyd (The burial place of the ‘Maid of Cefn Ydfa’). These medieval routes still make good walking today. They have a sort of resonance from all those footsteps of people travelling in hope. Looking at the fragments of wayside crosses and the little platforms that are all that’s left of peasant cottages and bigger farmhouses, you realise that these empty hills were once home to a thriving and complex society.
We were tasked with designing signage and a printed trail guide to assist the modern day ‘pilgrim’.