November in the Land of Lead

  The final members’ walk for 2023 will be on Saturday 4th November, visiting mines in the Cwmsymlog area. Starting from Cwmsymlog village, by the mine chimney (see above), the walk proceeds via Banc Llety Spence to Cwmerfyn.  After following the track towards Rhosgoch lake we’ll reach Blaenmelindwr and Syfydrin, man made lakes that were […]

Trouble with lichens? Update: Field day postponed

The pleasure of walking (or riding, or cycling) in the Cambrians is often keenest when a clear day shows the skyline 30 miles away with the silhouette of Cadair Idris or Pen-y-fan stencilled against the blue.  But the absence of trees or buildings between you and that skyline may be tempting you away from appreciating […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Monks’ Trod / Llwybr y Mynaich update

A draft assessment of the condition and future of the route (so far as it lies within Powys) was published in 2020 by Powys County Council, which then sought submissions from users and user groups to help it in its decisions about future management. The Council has now announced a decision to carry out engineering […]

Fencing on Common near Tregaron: update

In response to an application for planning permission to erect a fence across the Common Land at Rhos Gelli Gron, CMS has now submitted written representation to the Planning Inspectorate Click here to read the Society’s letter

Fencing on Common Land near Tregaron

The owner of Rhos Gelli Gron has applied for permission to erect a long (nearly a mile) fence across the common. Building new fences on common land requires the permission of the Welsh Government, though in general, the Planning Inspectorate (PIns) acts on WG’s behalf in making decisions. The applicant has now submitted an application […]

Nant yr Arian Forest Plan consultation

Natural Resources Wales is carrying out a series of consultations on its future management of forests, including those in the Cambrian Mountains.  The society has responded in respect of Nant y Arian Forest Plan. You can view the CMS comments, and the Natural Resources Wales summary of objectives and maps, via the links below. NRW […]