Rheidol and Devil’s Bridge

A dry if not sun-soaked day in April saw a group of about 10 of us take a loop from Devil’s Bridge past an old watermill and over to St John the Baptist Church with its sad gravestone to Wales’ first recorded quadruplets – who as well as their father, brother and sister all died […]

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 […]

Hafren Forest and Pumlumon Walk – Saturday 21st August 2021

Saturday 21st August 2021. Visiting an (early skyline) Cemetery and (equally early?) Industrial Revolution Site. Leader: Peter Foulkes Hafren Forest and Pumlimon Arwystli We assembled at Rhyd-y-benwch Car Park, Hafren Forest on a morning of light drizzle, and assured each other that the weather was lifting and it would be a pleasant walk.  And, indeed, […]

Rhandirmwyn, the Towy and the Nantymwyn lead mine

11 July 2021 This outstanding and very varied walk, led by Neal Batchelor, included mountain walking, a riverside stretch along the banks of the Towy, a visit to one of the largest old lead mines near Rhandirmwyn and some beautiful forest tracks through old oak woods. Distance: 7.5 miles. Height gain : 445m Start Point: […]

Llyn Pendam circuit

Sunday 27th June 2021 Ornithologist Red Liford led a small group on a 10-mile upland circuit from Llyn Pen Dam on the western side of the Cambrians. Starting at the small parking area at Grid Ref SN 710839 in a brisk breeze under grey skies, we headed to Cwm Leri taking in glimpses of the distant sea (beyond Wales’ oldest wind farm).  The clouds […]

May Members’ Walk Report

Elan Valley, Sunday 5th May Eight members enjoyed a walk today over Esgair Penygarreg in the Elan Estate. Fine views over to Drygarn Fawr and the Black Mountains were helped by a cold northern air mass – despite blue skies this was a coats-on day. And as a bonus the return leg through the oak […]

CMS Spring Equinox Walk – report

by Peter Foulkes The spring equinox was several hours old when twelve members of the Society set off from Maesnant and into Cwm Hyddgen.  Without its summer flush of purple moor grass, the valley floor soon revealed both the possible remains of a Bronze Age stone row, and also the more well known Glyndŵr’s Covenant […]