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The Cambrian Moutains

The ancient Cambrian Mountains are often described as the backbone of Wales. A  rugged set of peaks with far reaching views and some of the most untouched and stunning landcapes in Britain.  The area is a haven for walkers and wildlife, a rare wilderness that will allow you to feel free and escape the bustle of day to day life. 

Skirting the peaks are a number of great regional towns, including Llanwrtyd Wells, Rhayader, Llanidloes and Tregaron as well as the ancient capital of Wales, Machynlleth, in the north.

Things to do in the Cambrian Mountains

Visit The Elan Valley, home to a set of remarkable Victorian dams and peaceful reservoirs. Explore the Dyfi Biosphere, set in the beautiful Dyfi Valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve has award-winning beaches and a number of nature reserves on the southern slopes of Snowdonia.

A great challenge for walkers is to summit the five highest peaks in the Cambrian Mountains.  These are Pen Pumlumon Fawr, Pen Pumlumon Arwystli, Y Garn, Pen Pumlumon Llygad-bychan and Pumlumon Fach (the tallets peak at 2,467 feet)

There is also lots of walking for those not looking to scale peaks, including the 132 mile National Trail Glyndwr’s Way, which is dedicated to the 15th Century Welsh warrior.  There are also some great trails from Devil’s Bridge, which drop into the deep gorge that is home to a beautiful waterfall created by the Mynach and Rheidol rivers. The 70 square mile Elan Valley Estate has numerous walks for all abilities, many well-marked and with some.  Or maybe you want to discover the source of the River Seven.  

We love the Cambrian Mountains, it is a very special place for adventurers and those looking to escape into the wild Welsh hills and feel alive and free!