Cambrian Mines Trust

    Preserving our mining heritage.


Working Together


Working together is not just a sexy catchphrase to us, it means what it says on the tin. All of the organisations with links on the homepage are stakeholders in our portfolio. This short page sets out to explain briefly what this entails.

Cave Access Ltd was formed to enter into an agreement with NRW regarding underground access to mines which were formerly Forestry Commission Wales. the trust has pledged to support the new organisation in any way that we can.

The Welsh Mines Preservation Trust carries out a lot of fieldwork in the area including Cwmystwyth, as does The Early Mines Research Group.

The Welsh Mines Society is actively involved in the study of welsh mines and holds regular field days including underground visits. They have twice contributed to our funds for which we are very grateful.

Natural Amenities Ltd is a associated company of ours where we hold 50% of the stock and a seat on the board. This company was formed to take possession of various mines in the form of the mineral estates and safeguard them as an amenity.

Natural Resources Wales is a new body which incorporates what was formerly Environment Agency Wales. We are actively working with then on the issues of the discharge of heavy metals from the mine. They also include what was formerly Countryside Council for Wales who are the body responsible for overseeing the SSSI status of the site.

CADW is the Welsh Government's historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales and are the statutory body we deal with in respect of the Scheduled Ancient Monument status of the site, they also provide part funding for projects were appropriate.

RCAHMW is The Royal Commission Ancient Historical Monuments Wales and is the investigation body and national archive for the historic environment of Wales. It has the lead role in ensuring that Wales’s archaeological, built and maritime heritage is authoritatively recorded, and seeks to promote the understanding and appreciation of this heritage nationally and internationally. We worked along side their Metal Links Project in co hosting the NAMHO 2013 field meet.

Cambrian Caving Council represents the interests of recreational cavers and the trust has representation by a trust director who is their legal and insurance officer. CMT will be hosting the CCC AGM in 2016 at Ysgoldy Goch.

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