Webinar Video – AONB

Here’s the link to the recording of our AONB webinar – well, most of it.  Purely by human error the recording was not started for about the first 10 minutes, during which Phil Holden explained: the background of the designated landscapes movement from John Muir’s fight to save the giant redwoods of Yosemite in the […]

Over 3,000 sign online!

Following hectic weeks at the Royal Welsh Show and then the National Eisteddfod, we’ve picked up several thousand signatures on paper – and the buzz seems to be spreading, as the number of people who’ve signed online has now passed the 3,000 mark as well.  Over 2,500 of them are from people living in Wales, […]

CMS signatures surge at the Royal Welsh Show

Baking heat kept the crowds down for the first two day, but CMS was on the Showground all four days of the Show (special thanks to volunteers Angela, Ben, Chris, Dic and Neal) buttonholing passers-by to tell them about the Society and the AONB Petition.  By the end of the week we had added another […]

Garreg-ddu on 10 September

The CMS Members’ walk on Saturday 10th September will be in the Elan Valley with leader Judy Gore. It will be a 9-mile, moderate circuit starting near the Penbont House tea rooms at the far end of Garreg-Ddu reservoir, with the main focus of the walk being the reservoir itself and the magnificent views it […]

Webinar: what’s AONB status going to do for the Cambrian Mountains?

One question we repeatedly hear when we ask people to sign our Petition (Protect Mid-Wales’ unique Cambrian Mountains: designate them an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – Petitions (senedd.wales)) seeking a debate on Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status for our Outstandingly Naturally Beautiful Mountains is, “what exactly is an AONB and how would it […]

Deep Country author Neil Ansell on why AONB is appropriate

Neil Ansell spent five years living off-grid and without transport in a dilapidated cottage on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains, and turned his experience into the wonderful memoir Deep Country.  The Society asked him to support our campaign, and he gives his reflections below. I recall George Monbiot first expressing his view that the […]

AONB Petition Update

Posters are going up around Wales to spread the word – if you know a good place to put one, in English, Welsh or both, let us know (secretary@cambrian-mountains.co.uk) and we can put them in the post – and we’ve had some positive reporting in the press for our campaign, but there’s still much more […]

Sign our Senedd Petition: make the Cambrian Mountains an AONB

We have launched a petition asking the Senedd to hold a debate on the proposition that the Cambrian Mountains should be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.    We need 250 signatures for the Senedd Petition Committee to discuss the petition, but 10,000 signatures to require the Senedd itself to consider the issue […]

Regional Economic Framework for Mid Wales

The Welsh Government and regional partners are inviting people to join them in establishing a shared vision for the distinct economies of Mid Wales and South West Wales, and CMS has submitted comments, re-emphasising its conviction that AONB designation would boost the Cambrian Mountains economy. Click here to read about the consultation Click here to […]

National Parks Act 1949 70th Anniversary

The society has written to Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford asking the Welsh Government to mark this milestone for designated landscapes in Wales with renewed support for appropriate recognition of the unique landscape of the Cambrian Mountains Click here to view the letter