Events Listing

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CMSlogoCambrian Mountains Society events
You can find general information about our walks programme at the foot of this page (or click here).

Elan Valley Trust walks and other events
In addition to the events listed below, the Elan Valley Trust organises a varied programme of activities. Click here for EVT events.

Sun 10 Sep
Meeting a Marilyn in the Elenydd
Leader: Peter Foulkes
Length: 6 km / 200m climb
Start time: 10.15am
Start location: On the Ffair-Rhos to Teifi Pools road at a cattle grid/fence about 3 miles east of Ffair-Rhos (grid ref. SN785683). There are parking spots along this section of the road but please be careful not to block passing places.

A walk in the Elenydd, to a special summit – Lan Ddu-fawr. What is so special about it? First – it is the highest summit in the Elenydd ‘wilderness’. Second – its trig pillar (593m) is a few minutes walk south of the highest point, and a metre lower. Third, and most importantly – it is a Marilyn, alongside the likes of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Yr Wyddfa.
From the cattle grid we walk north towards our summit(s) over some potentially boggy ground. After the top, with its pillaged Bronze Age cairn, we turn east towards the two Llynnoedd Fyrddon, and hopefully lunch. The way back to the mountain road gives fine views over the Teifi Pools and takes us past Claerddu bothy.
The route can be very wet underfoot and only towards the end do we meet a path.
Maps: OS Explorer 1:25,000 sheet 213 Aberystwyth & Cwm Rheidol or OS Landranger 1:50,000 sheet 135 Aberystwyth & Machynlleth. This is sensitive sheep country so if you would like to bring your dog please ring Peter on 01650 511821 before the day.

Sun 22 Oct
Mynydd Gorddu from Cwm Leri
Leader: Malcolm Tunley (contact info at foot of this page)
Length: 7 miles
Start time: 10.30am
Start location: Talybont village green opposite the two pubs (White Lion and Black Lion). Grid Ref SN 654 891. Talybont is 7 miles north of Aberystwyth on the A 487. Please park considerately in the village.

This walk will explore part of the north-western edge of our notional Cambrians area. It will be a moderate grade walk, mostly on clear tracks. Route: Talybont Green, Cwm Leri, climb east side of Mynydd Gorddu passing Pen Dinas hillfort to Ffynnonwared, Banc Mynydd Gorddu (turbine area), descent to the north via Argoed Fach and Argoed Fawr. The route is fairly easily plotted from Explorer map 213.



  • PARTICIPATION: Participants in these walks must be CMS members for insurance reasons. If you aren’t a member and would like to participate in a CMS walk, please visit the membership page, where you can join on-line, or print a membership form to bring along on the day, with your subscription payment, and give to a Society official.
  • WEATHER: will influence the nature of the walks and may necessitate changes. Please check with leaders beforehand if you have any queries. Suitable walking gear is essential. Bring a packed lunch and drink.
  • DOGS:  Because of livestock, dogs are not permitted on some walks – please contact leader in advance.  When dogs are permitted they should be kept on a lead unless the walk leader agrees otherwise.
  • Walks Programme co-ordinator is Malcolm Tunley 01970 828565 – 30 Maes Ceiro, Bow Street, Ceredigion, SY24 5BG; or use the Contact Form to email Malcolm to offer to lead a walk or field trip, or if you have any general queries about the walks information on this page.