THE popular S4C series, Cynefin, visits the Gwaun Valley near Fishguard this Sunday.

Presenter Heledd Cynwal enjoys the company of local characters while archaeologist Iestyn Jones takes a deeper look at the history that has helped define the area and Siôn Tomos Owen recounts local tales and mythical stories.

The trio learn about the incredible stones of Cwm Gwaun and relive the story of one of Fishguard's forgotten sporting heroes, while Iestyn ventures out with the local rowing club.

Memories are also rekindled as Gwennie James, a lifetime resident, reminisces being a young child at the local school, Ysgol Llanychllwydog,

"I used to walk three miles to school with my sisters and every playtime we use to run up to the hills to play," she said.

Gwennie has spent her adult life at the school as well, as she has been working there for over 30 years, in charge of the nursery.

"Some of those I cared for, their children are now here," she said. "The school was built by the community for the community and it will be here for years to come."

Hedydd Hughes gives an insight into the unique vocabulary of the area while her daughter Carys Mai Hughes accompanies Heledd on a cycle journey that takes in some breath-taking views and visits Parc y Meirw, the Field of the Dead, where the last war between the Welsh took place; the princes of the north against those of the south. Carys takes great pleasure in explaining that the princes of the south were the victors.

As she sums up her experience presenter Heledd Cynwal says:

"In the midst of all the travellers and tourists there are those that still remain, to resurrect the old stories, seemingly lost to the deep blue sea, like hidden treasure."

Heledd, Iestyn and Siôn tour the Gwaun Valley this Sunday evening, January 13, at 8pm.