Cambrian Mountains

Area of Astounding Natural Beauty


This wouldn’t be the Cambrian Mountains without the crystal clear water which is such a prominent feature in the landscape and sparkles in the plentiful rivers, lakes, reservoirs and waterfalls. Stand at the peak of Carreg Naw Llyn and see nine lakes below, plus the stunning Claerwen Reservoir, one of six reservoirs of the beautiful Elan Valley.

The Cambrian Mountains echo with Owain Glyndwr’s famous battles with the English and was also home to many Welsh greats, including Welsh highwayman Twm Sion Cati, Emmeline Lewis-Lloyd who became the eighth woman to climb Mont Blanc, Caradoc Jones, who was the first Welshman to climb Everest, and also where the first game of rugby in Wales was played!

Welsh is widely spoken across the region and Welsh place names give a real sense of culture.

Generations of families have acted as custodians of the Cambrian Mountains, with farming a consistent mainstay of the landscape. The agricultural calendar ebbs and flows, with the rams brought to the ewes in the autumn, lambing in Spring, hay making in June and then shearing in July..

It is the Cambrian Mountains unique geology, agricultural history and pastureland which have over generations created the perfect ingredients for creating great food and drink. From the wonderful lamb and beef which graze its flora rich meadows, to the stunning cheeses created with love in its remote upland villages, to the artisanal beers, ciders and gins which are crafted from the region’s natural spring waters. These culinary pleasures are the inspiration not only for local food producers and restaurateurs, but also for the many lovers of food and drink who come to villages from Llanidloes to Lampeter to sample the region’s riches.

And who'd have thought the 8th woman to climb Mont Blanc, the first Welshman to climb Everest and the first game of rugby to be played in Wales all have a strong Cambrian Mountains connection.

Immerse yourself in Cymraeg, the Welsh Language too.
Croeso i Fynyddoedd Cambrian ~ Welcome to the Cambrian Mountains.

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