Welsh Overland Safari features on Cambrian Mountains first visitor map!

One of Europe’s oldest mountain ranges, the Cambrian Mountains of Wales, has launched its first ever visitor map and it features Welsh Overland Safari!

Richard using the new Cambrian Mountains map above!

Richard using the new Cambrian Mountains map above!

In a land believed to have inspired JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth, the Cambrian Mountains offers amongst other things above and underground attractions, land, water and air-based activities and enough places to eat and drink to maintain the necessary calorie intake.

The map encourages ‘journeys of discovery’ across a mountain range once described as the ‘green desert of Wales’ and whist there are no camels, what you will find are a necklace of ‘oasis-like’ communities that provide a real Cambrian Mountains welcome.

Each scenic mountain route is coloured gold on the map and will ensure that a visit to the beautiful and wild Cambrian Mountains landscape, including mountain peaks, woodland and waterfalls, rivers and lakes, becomes as precious as the visits to each individual ‘oasis’.

The ‘golden’ routes are a legacy of past travels across this mountainous landscape as farming, mining and droving communities undertook their journeys to make a living in this challenging terrain.

And at nearly 443,800,000 years old, this mountain landscape in central Wales is now embarking on a new challenge of encouraging modern journeys of discovery across the region, providing a variety of high quality and highly memorable experiences for visitors from across Europe and the world.

The map has been created by a network of individual tourism enterprises within the Cambrian Mountains, made up of Ceredigion, Powys and Carmarthenshire, and coordinated by Dafydd Wyn Morgan, Project Manager for the Cambrian Mountains Initiative. The Initiative is an organisation tasked with working to raise the profile of the area and supporting the mountain ranges’ necklace of communities.

“We’ve received an incredible amount of support for this, the first map of its kind,” said Dafydd. “So many tourism enterprises have signed up, and we’re thrilled with the very positive support from the towns and villages that surround the Cambrian Mountains” added Dafydd

“This is just what we need for this forgotten part of Wales that offers memorable experiences once discovered”, said Richard Davies of Welsh Overland Safaris, a tour guide who provides journeys of discovery in the Cambrian Mountains.

The Cambrian Mountains is positioned between the two National Parks of Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons. Many people are unaware of the official name for the region but with the launch of this map, the area is aiming to become a new option for people wanting authentic mountain experiences in less touristic areas. The map also promotes the Wales Ways, including the Cambrian Way(185 miles) along the A470 and The Coastal Way that runs the length of Cardigan Bay(180 miles).

2019 is the Year of Discovery in Wales and where better to discover a new experience than the Cambrian Mountains and with Welsh Overland Safari!

 

Andrew Williams