A national charity is seeking volunteers to become Walk Leaders for an exciting new project celebrating local artist, Kyffin Williams.

Living Streets Cymru, part of the UK charity for everyday walking, is looking for volunteers on Anglesey to lead small groups of people on led walks exploring a newly designed Kyffin Williams Walking Trail map.

With the support of Living Streets Cymru and Oriel Môn, volunteers will undergo online Walk Leader training in June, develop their knowledge of the Kyffin Williams walking trail routes, and lead walks to inform people about the work of Kyffin Williams on Anglesey.

The project has been funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in Wales and Cadw’s 15-Minute Heritage programme and will support mental and physical wellbeing and connect local people to the work of Kyffin Williams at scenic locations on Anglesey. The led walks will be fully accessible for prams and pushchairs, and will follow Covid-19 restrictions.

Rhiannon Hardiman, Manager, Living Streets Cymru said:

“Volunteering to become a Walk Leader is a great way of helping people start to get back outside and enjoying their local area post-lockdown safely.

“Getting out to walk in fresh air is important for our wellbeing, helping us stay active and connected to people around us. The Kyffin Williams walking trails have the added bonus of teaching us about the art heritage that’s right on our doorstep.”

Kyffin Williams

Statue of Sir Kyffin Williams by David Williams-Ellis. 

Born in Llangefni in 1918, Kyffin Williams is widely regarded as one of the most defining Welsh artists of the twentieth century and his paintings depict the ruggedness of Welsh landscapes and coastlines, often in wet, bleak and turbulent weather. Through his sketching and painting ‘en plein air’, he sets a great example of the fact that walking is all about what you wear and can be enjoyed come rain or shine.

For more information about volunteering, please email estherroberts@ynysmon.gov.uk or visit orielmon.org/en-gb/learn/volunteer.