Community project urges walkers to head for the hills

Tuesday 28th May 2019 12:00 pm
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People are being encouraged to join walkers like these in scaling the likes of Pumlumon Fawr in the Cambrian Mountains ()

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The Cambrian Mountains Initiative’s Dyfodol Cambrian Futures Project has launched 11 community walking routes as part of May’s National Walking Month, including walks in Ceredigion, Powys and Carmarthenshire.

The routes include trails from the foothill communities to a high-altitude trek to the summit of the highest peak, Pumlumon Fawr, at 2,468ft.

With support from the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government, the DCF Project included local community members in a series of short quirky promotional videos (one of which has been viewed over 25,000 times on social media), and using online mapping, have made it possible for the public to follow in their footsteps.

“The project is very keen to support local businesses and communities and encourage economic and health benefits through walking,” said Dafydd Wyn Morgan, project manager for the Dyfodol Cambrian Futures project.

“The Cambrian Mountains provide some amazing landscapes to discover on foot and we encourage everybody to make a visit to all 11 communities. We’ve also got a growing network of Walkers are Welcome communities too,” added Dafydd.

Visit www.thecambrianmountains­ and discover some amazing walking routes in the Cambrian Mountains.

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