Nant yr Arian Forest Plan consultation

Natural Resources Wales is carrying out a series of consultations on its future management of forests, including those in the Cambrian Mountains.  The society has responded in respect of Nant y Arian Forest Plan. You can view the CMS comments, and the Natural Resources Wales summary of objectives and maps, via the links below. NRW […]

Lluest y Gwynt Wind Farm Proposal: letters to the Press

The society has written to several local and national newspapers expressing its concerns about the recent proposal for a major wind power development in the southern part of the Pumlumon area. Click here to view the letter

Ty Nant Poultry Unit

CMS has objected to a proposal to build a 110,000 bird broiler poultry unit at Ty Nant farm, 5km inland of Talybont. Click here to view the society’s comments

Renaming the Monks’ Trod?

The Society has written to Dŵr Cymru and the Elan Valley Trust asking them to support a change to a Welsh name (Ffordd y Mynach or Sarn Cambria are suggested) to underline the local and national significance of a linear ancient monument considered by many worthy of a status similar to that enjoyed by England’s […]

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

Monks’ Trod reopened to motorcycles

Powys County Council has recently announced a restricted reopening of part of the Monks’ Trod to motorcycles, a move deplored by the Cambrian Mountains Society. Click here to read more

Assembly Debate on Review of Protected Landscapes

On Tuesday the 28th March the Welsh Assembly will hold a plenary debate on the Review of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, published in 2015. It is expected that the debate will draw on the unpublished draft report of the Future Landscapes Wales (FLW) programme. CMS and its members continue to lobby […]

Bang the AONB drum!

The Designated Landscapes Report, commissioned by Welsh Government and delivered in October, supported AONBs and National Parks as designations fit for the future protection and enhancement of the most important landscapes in Wales. The Cambrian Mountains landscape is undeniably special. This has been repeated many times over the last 80 years. 1936 Sir George Stapledon […]

Save Nantymaen phone box

Photo © Nigel Brown and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence The isolated phone box at Nantymaen (where the Tregaron-Abergwesyn mountain road crosses the Camddwr valley) has been a victim of vandalism, and BT has now decided that it should be de-commissioned and removed. People have until 2nd January to lodge an objection […]

Designated Landscapes Report published

An independent review of Designated Landscapes (e.g. National Parks and AONBs) in Wales was commissioned by the Welsh Government in 2014. It was chaired by Professor Terry Marsden, and its report was published yesterday (29th October 2015). The report makes 69 recommendations, including: making no change to the name or legal status of national parks […]