Cambrian Mines Trust

    Preserving our mining heritage.

Our portfolio.

Our portfolio is divided into three sections, first assets in the form of land and mineral rights which the Trust owns in its entirety, second mineral rights owned by the Trust, and thirdly land where the Trust owns neither the soil or the mineral rights but acts as an Access Controlling Body in respect of the underground.

Land, mineral and sporting rights.

Cwmystwyth Mines including South Cwmystwyth (major part)


As indicated pink on the plan below.

This asset was acquired from the Crown Estate on 20th May 2013. To learn more follow link at the bottom of the page

Described by Graham Levins, secretary of the Welsh Mines Preservation Trust, as "The Jewel in the Crown of Ceredigion's Mining History and Heritage" it is arguably the biggest complex of both surface and underground mining remains in central Wales. The site is of major historical importance and its underground remains are possibly unique in this part of country and have been a Mecca for cavers and mine explorers for years. The Trust is committed to preservation of the surface remains and maintaining and preserving underground access and features.


Cwmystwyth guide for visitors                            Cwmystwyth history and photos

Mineral and sporting rights only.

South Cwmystwyth Mine (western end)

As indicated blue on the plan below.

Access Controlling Body. ( As an ACB member of British Caving Association)

Goginan Mine

Please note that there is no access to Goginan mine at all, surface or underground, except by prior arrangement as the site is being used for events.

Underground access is by Taylors Incline Shaft which unfortunately only goes to water, and the 26 fathom level (Upper Adit), Both of these are now kept locked due to the use if the site for family events.

Arrangements for a visit are best made though us, email

There are keys hidden on site so no issues, but only by arrangement.


Goginan history and photos

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