From The Mountains To The Valleys

Creative writing inspired by the Welsh landscapes – an Activity for Individuals

Method /

  • To prepare for the session you will need to print out copies of the different images of Welsh landscapes.
  • It helps if you are able to print off two copies of each landscape


  • Lay the images out and invite your partner to look at them.
  • Encourage them to look at each of the different images more closely by picking them up.
  • When they have browsed the images invite them to pick which is their favourite image.
  • Look at both your favourite images and talk about why you have chosen them.
  • Explain that you are going to use their favourite image to create a simple piece of creative writing - you will ask questions to start the discussion.
  • As you talk make a note of the responses and comments - write down as much as you can and try not to filter!

Questions to ask:

  • What can you see in the image?
  • What colours are apparent?
  • What are the different elements of the landscape?
  • If you were in the place what sounds do you think that you would be able to hear?
  • If you were in that place what things do you think that you could smell?
  • What do you think that you could feel?
  • What do you think that you could taste?
  • If they had to describe the image in one word what would they use?


  • Read back the things that you have shared in the form of a simple piece of poetry / creative writing.
  • Once you have read it ask your partner if they are able to come up with a title for the piece that they have created.
  • Finally read the poem back again, accompanied by some atmospheric music from the playlist. “Men of Harlech” is ideal.
What you will need /
  • Copies of the landscape images
  • A pen and paper to write down ideas
Downloads /
Playlist /