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Upland farming is tough work, and its no surprise that the number of farmers still dedicated to working in these less favourable environments has declined over the years.  But the Cambrian Mountains as we know them today are essentially a farmed landscape and the paths and tracks criss-crossing them have been laid down by the working farmers and miners who have lived on the hills in centuries past.  So the future of upland farming is a matter core to the Society’s future as well, and the introduction of a new and controversial system of subsidies by the Welsh Government is something we were very keen to respond to.  You can read what we had to say in the documents below.  Your feedback is of course welcome: write to us at

Consultation response form

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