Good article from The Guardian. We need to bring ourselves back to our old stories and connect them with our land …
Magic mountain – Cadair Idris, Snowdonia, Gwynedd (OS Explorer OL23)
The joy of the 893-metre Cadair Idris is that it looks like a proper mountain but is actually a fairly easy walk, guaranteed to make everyone feel tough and strong without too much effort. That’s if you do the Pony Path, at least, which begins at the Ty-Nant car park on the north side of the mountain. The Minffordd and Fox’s paths are a little more demanding, especially the latter.
Legend associates the peak with Arthur, although it could also be a Welsh prince by that name who fought an Irish army here in the seventh century. Either way it is a place of deep magic, prone to visitations by infernal hunting dogs that snaffle you off to the underworld. From the summit there are great views on a good day, and a basic stone bothy with benches for a night’s sleep. Legend says that you will wake as either a poet or a madman.