CMS says protection needed for historic sites

The Society has written to the Welsh Government asking it to support the designation as Scheduled Ancient Monuments (SAM) of two important lead mine sites, Esgair Fraith and Esgair Hir, in the Cambrian Mountains east of Tal y Bont. The site is rich in industrial arcchaeology, which is threatened by fly tipping, off-roading and other […]

National Trust lecture: report & pix

Justin Albert, National Trust Director for Wales, spoke last week at a well-attended event, organised by the Cambrian Mountains Society, in the Drwm theatre at the National Library in Aberystwyth.  Mr. Albert’s well-illustrated talk encompassed the extent of the Trust’s properties in Wales – and the responsibilities and work arising from them – and its […]

Society showcases the Cambrian Mountains

On 16th and 17th May trustees of the Cambrian Mountains Society manned a stand at the Royal Welsh Spring Festival in the showground at Llanelwedd. There was a very encouraging interest shown by members of the public and we had many conversations with visitors to the show about the work of the Society and the potential threats […]

“Back to the Future”, Drwm, Aberystwyth, 23rd May 2014

Report and photos by Alun Jones   The guest speakers, both from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Lampeter, were Jane Davidson (Director of the Institute for Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness) and Professor of Archaeology David Austin. They provided the sixty Cambrian Mountains Society members and guests with a wonderful, informative […]

Meeting Monday 17th March re. Nantyrast wind proposal

A recent proposal for 36 x 480 foot-high turbines in the area of Nantyrast and Cwrt-y-cadno, near the headwaters of the Pysgotwr and Cothi rivers, will be the subject of a Public Meeting next Monday, 17th March, at Cil-y-cwm School, starting at 7.30pm. The meeting is organised jointly by the Cambrian Mountains Society and A.N.Ts […]