People and the Landscape 10

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.