CMS Walks plan for 2022

The days are getting longer and warmer; it’s time to get out on the hills again.  So here are the dates for your diary for the next couple of months: 10 April 2022 The Rheidol Valley, a walk postponed from the autumn, led by Neal Batchellor. The email invitations for this have already gone out; […]

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 […]

Rain cancels walk – and its still falling

With apologies once again to members who had signed up for Sunday’s walk, the deluge we have had over the last few days and continuing means that the terrain is likely to be unfavourable and Red has decided we have to cancel.   We hope to see you on the next one instead! 

Walk Strata Florida and Teifi Pools 31 October

Walk cancellation

With apologies to all who were looking forward to joining us on Sunday 3 October, this walk has had to be cancelled due to family circumstances of the walk leader.  Our next walk will be coming up in November – look out for details coming up shortly.

Elan Valley Members’ Day 18 September

The Members’ Day Out in the Elan Valley went off without a hitch thanks to tireless pre-preparation by Peter, Sorcha and Judy – to all of whom, our thanks. We started with a visit to Sorcha and Brian Lewis’ family farm, Troedrhiwdrain (“Foot of the Thorny Bank”), above Penygarreg Reservoir.  The farm was created from […]

October CMS Walk: Rheidol Valley

On Sunday 3rd October 2021 Neal Batchelor is leading a scenic circular walk for CMS Members through the Rheidol Valley, visiting the Dolgamfa bronze age stone circle, a spectacular crossing of a deep gorge using Parsons Bridge located below Bryn Bas and a return route that descends Cwmrheidol passing some old metal mines and crossing […]

CMS Members’ Day 18 September 2021

We have now finalised the programme for our Members’ Day in the Elan Valley, Saturday 18th September 2021, as follows.  Please register with Peter (email given below) if you wish to attend as there are only a few spaces left! 10.00am Meet at Troedrhiwdraen. The family farm of Sorcha and Brian Lewis and part of […]

Cambrian Wildwood Open Day

Machynlleth, Saturday 21st April, 10am -4pm Find out about an ambitious and innovative woodland restoration project on the northern slopes of the Cambrian Mountains. Info, exhibition, guest speakers, guided walks (transport provided). More info here

CMS trustee to launch new book

BOOK LAUNCH Friday 14th August at the Castle Hotel, Llandovery Rhandir-mwyn and The Upper Tywi Valley Photographic memories of a bygone age by  Alun Jones This new hard cover book by Cambrian Mountains Society trustee Alun Jones contains nearly 200 photographs and anecdotes giving an insight into life in Rhandir-mwyn over the past hundred years. […]