The Wider Context
The Cambrian Mountains:
- were the first area in Wales to be proposed as a National Park, in 1936;
- were proposed in the 1947 Hobhouse Report as a “Conservation Area”. They are one of very few such inland areas in Wales and England which have not subsequently received any protective designation;
- are so special that they were designated as a National Park in the 1970s (though the designation was not confirmed).
- were designated under the Agriculture Act 1986 as one of the first Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESAs) in Wales.