Members’ July walk: Pumlumon Fawr. Third time lucky!

The next members’ walk will be on Sunday 16 July, up to Stallions’ Crag on Pumlumon Fawr.  If this sounds familiar it is because we had intended to do it in April but for family and then weather reasons it had to be postponed.  For full details, see the original post here.  And as usual, […]

June walk: Birdsong and mines around Ysbyty Ystwyth

  Our next walk is coming up on 10 June, with Red Liford leading a circular walk around the old mining remains of Ysbyty Ystwyth.  The walk will cover steep, rough grassland and some minor roads while visiting Pen glog-Fawr, the high point of Trawsallt (570m), Llan ddu Fawr and Cwm Gwyddyl.   Despite our image […]

May walk – bluebells in bloom at Rhandirmwyn

On Sunday 14th May, Judy Gore is leading a moderate circular walk for CMS Members starting opposite Gallt y Bere farm just north of Rhandirmwyn and visiting Allt Rhyd y Groes NNR in the Upper Tywi Valley.  The walk takes in quiet lanes, woodland paths and open moorland and offers marvellous view, weather permitting (the […]

July webinar: geology, economics and mining in the Cambrians

THE RECORDING OF THIS WEBINAR IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE WEBINAR RECORDINGS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE Although the legacy of metal mining spans 4000 years, its current visual and environmental impact is essentially the relic of 19th century activity when a predominantly ‘local consumption’ was replaced by ’nationwide demand’; first for lead and later for […]

Next Members’ Walk: Highlights of Pumlumon Fawr. NOTE NEW DATE April 30th

In order to help his mother with moving house, Neal is having to postpone this walk until 30 April. All other details unchanged. Neal Batchelor will lead a walk up to Stallions Crag/Craig y March, at the head of Cwm Gerwin on the shoulder of Pumlumon Fawr.  Starting from the car park at Eisteddfa Gurig […]

February webinar: dark Cambrian skies

For Welsh Dark Skies Week, which this year aims to raise awareness of light pollution and how this affects not just our view of the stars, but also wildlife and our health, we are delighted to present a webinar celebrating the beauty and importance of the natural darkness of the skies over the Cambrian Mountains, […]

CMS sweatshirts and polo shirts for sale

CMS sweatshirts and polos shirts are available via mail order. See the advert below for details. Why not buy one today, and spread the word about our society?

Found in translation: a webinar on Welsh place names

STOP PRESS:  This event has now sold out.  In view of its popularity, and the continuing stream of enquiries about it, we will run a further session later in the year.  Please watch this space for details of topic, date and time.   The Cambrians are part of the heartland of the Welsh language – […]

Pictureseque, Romantic, Sublime! (But the roads and the inns were dreadful)

The Society’s AGM, interesting though it was, was perhaps outclassed by Michael Freeman’s excellent illustrated talk afterwards, on early tourists in the Cambrian Mountains.  The Georgians were the first to come or, at least, the first to come and write extensively about their experiences.  Visits to Wales in the late 1700s outnumbered those to the […]

January talk: the Land of Lead RESCHEDULED

Update 11 August: This talk will now take place at 3pm on 16 September at the Village Hall in Penrhyn-coch.  Free to attend; £1 for tea, coffee and cakes. On 21 January author and CMS Trustee Brian Davies will be telling the story of four generations of one north Ceredigion family, illustrated with paintings by […]