Calling birders – a plea for more records

At our AGM, Mick Green gave an excellent presentation on the state of birdlife in the Cambrian Mountains.  Excellent, that is, as to what is known.  But in fact the evidence is far from detailed: even though the birds are surely a major part of the draw to these wonderful hills, which inclde a number […]

Heat Strategy consultation response

Members who attended the Society’s AGM last month contributed to an excellent, constructive debate around the Society’s policy on wind farms in the Cambrians, and a revised draft will be circulated for comment in due course.  There was no disagreement with the proposition that reducing demand has to be a key objective rather than endlessly […]

Annual General Meeting: 21 October

Meetings of the Society in general are fairly rare – in fact, but once a year in general.  So don’t miss out on this annual get-together, on 21 October from 11 am at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells. After the business is done, we’ll be discussing the fitness for purpose of the Society’s current […]

Members’ webinar coming up on 31 March 2022

The economics of wind power: is it worth giving up our landscape? In the light of the climate crisis, it is becoming less acceptable to argue that the value of retaining unspoilt, open landscapes such as the Cambrian Mountains outweighs the need for large scale renewable energy which, in this region, is chiefly proposed in […]

We need a new Chair

The Society has many valuable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Members. We have a group of dedicated Trustees and a long-standing Treasurer who meet regularly and, between them, carry out much good work for the Society. But on top of all that, we also need a new Chair to: provide leadership and vision, raise the Society’s public […]

CMS AGM 2021

CMS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021   The AGM of the Cambrian Mountains Society will be held at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells on SATURDAY 23 October 2021 at 11.00 am.  Advance registration is essential so that we can get the catering number correct.  Please email your name (with your postal address so we can easily […]

Could you be a CMS Trustee?

The Society’s AGM is coming up on 23 October and this year two of our current Trustees have decided to take a well-earned step back (though Peter Foulkes will stay on as Membership Secretary for the time being) and not stand for re-election We’re therefore looking for new faces to join the four continuing Trustees […]

Monks’ Trod / Llwybr y Mynaich update

A draft assessment of the condition and future of the route (so far as it lies within Powys) was published in 2020 by Powys County Council, which then sought submissions from users and user groups to help it in its decisions about future management. The Council has now announced a decision to carry out engineering […]

Wales Flood Risk Management Strategy

The Welsh Government recently launched its National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management. CMS has written to Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, emphasising the potential of the Cambrian Mountains uplands for providing natural flood management, and for contributing to a key priority of the Strategy: to deliver more […]

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 […]