Lichens, mosses and liverworts: Cambrian experts

Restoring Celtic rainforests in the Cambrians

You have may have seen in the news that Snowdonia National Park Authority has received funding for a 3 year project to tackle invasive species in some of Wales’ residual rainforest.  But the focus is not just North Wales: it includes two areas of heritage oak forests in the Cambrian Mountains: the Doethie Valley in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monks’ Trod reopened to motorcycles

Powys County Council has recently announced a restricted reopening of part of the Monks’ Trod to motorcycles, a move deplored by the Cambrian Mountains Society. Click here to read more

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

Pine Martens back in Wales

As part of a project headed by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, pine martens from Scotland have been released recently in the Cambrian Mountains. Click this link to read more.

Iolo’s Llandovery CMS date enthralls

Iolo Williams presented the Dafydd Dafis Memorial Lecture at Llandovery College on 16th April.  Entitled Wales – From Mountain Top to Seashore, Iolo’s informative talk on Welsh wildlife enthralled an audience of over 200, and inspired a lively question session afterwards. A wonderful evening was had by all. Dafydd Dafis was a member of the […]

Recording birds seen in the Cambrian Mountains

The numbers of many upland birds in Wales have declined in recent decades. After discussion with professional ornithologists the CMS trustees have decided to encourage its members to note any sightings of particular species made while they are out in the hills. A list of species of special significance can be seen here: Cambrian Mountains […]

Cambrian Mountains – the way ahead?

“When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect” – from A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, 1948. Members may be aware of the latest debate sweeping through Mid Wales (and even further afield) concerning the plight of the Cambrian Mountains landscape. […]