Dylife and Twymyn Gorge, 21 July

  July’s going to be an action-packed month for the Society – Cwmystwyth Mines visit on 14 July (see the Event listing in the Members’ Area for full details and to sign up) and four days at the Royal Welsh from 22-25 July flying the flag to the world (more volunteers to man the stall […]

Summer 2024 walks

We’re being asked “what about the walks programme for the rest of the summer?”  Rest assured, there will be walks – we just don’t quite have the final details yet.  As soon as we do, we’ll post them here.  The July walk will be 21 July (so as not to conflict with the Esgair Galed […]

Can you do better than this?

We’re getting some excellent pictures submitted for our monthly photography competitions – but there’s always room for more!  The June competition is now running.  Its for members only, so you’ll need to sign in to the Members’ Area to submit your shot (or vote for the overall CMS Photo of the Year, out of all […]

Members’ June walk: Hafan Incline and the old mines

June’s walk, led by Andrew Williams on Sunday 9th, visits the Hafan Incline and Hafan lead mine site by following a track to an old quarry near the top of the incline. Weather depending, we will then head across to a leat near Nant y Moch reservoir which may have serviced the Camdwrbach or Brynyrafr […]

Members’ walk 19 May: the wide open skies of Ceredigion

Our next Members’ walk will start on the Tregaron end of the Tregaron-Abergwesyn road, and take in Carn Fawr & Bryn Rhudd, Ceredigion.  From the convenient layby just outside town, we’ll walk a little way further up the road to get to the footpath up to the plateau.  In the course of the circular walk […]

Up above the Elan Valley

  Eight of us plus Ben the Cavalier spaniel enjoyed a much welcome break from the unsettled weather for our ramble in the Elan watershed. We started out using cycle route 81 from the visitors centre, soon passing the attractive Bethania Baptist Chapel tucked below the Rhayader road, built in 1900 for the dam workers […]

Biodiversity and environmental governance

What’s happening? The Welsh Government is consulting until 30 April 2024 on a proposal to introduce a set of environmental principles and biodiversity targets into Welsh law.  These would impose duties on Welsh Ministers and, potentially, some public authorities in Wales, to consider environmental impacts in formulating and implementing policy.  Their success or otherwise in […]

The Monks Trod saga continues

Although Councillor Charlton has replied at length to many people who have written in to object to the proposed works on the Trod, we seem to have got lost in the furore.  So we’ve written again, addressing the reasons others have been given about the necessity for this course of action.  You can read our […]

Cwmsymlog in the springtime

Despite the inclement forecast which proved to be rather inaccurate, there was an excellent turnout for the first CMS walk of 2024 led by the Belsey partnership who lived in this beautiful valley for 34 years and so were able to provide us all with some interesting information on the history of lead and silver […]