Welsh Mines Society
Cymdeithas Mwyngloddiau Cymru

Autumn Field Meet - Weekend, 17th - 18th September 2011
South Wales : Nantymwyn (Carmarthenshire), Nant-y-brain and Nant Gyrnant (Brecknock).
Based at The King's Head, Llandovery
Organisers : David James and George Hall
[ Current OS Map : Explorer 1:25,000 Sht.187, 'Llandovery'. ]

As to the programme of events, this was as follows:
  • Saturday 17 th September - Nantymwyn

    Leaders David James & George Hall
    Met at 11:00am near the Upper Boat Level, Nantymwyn Mine, Rhandirmwyn, Carmarthenshire,
    SN 7860 4475 (View OS Map).  Courtesy of UPM Tilhill.
    After an explanation of the geology, an initial walk was taken over the site of the Sulphide Corp. mill, to the Angred shaft winding engine house.  A return to the vehicles for lunch was followed by a walk onto Pen Cerrig-mwyn, where the remains of the more ancient / opencast works were explored - a mortar stone, incorporated in wall being noted.  Some followed this by a short underground trip into Cadno Level.
    A brief history of the site was provided by George Hall - view copy.

  • Saturday Evening - Dinner at The King's Head, 1 Market Square, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire,
    SA20 0AB.  Tel.01550 720 393.  Copy of the menu can be found here.

  • Sunday 18 th September - Nant-y-brain & Nant Gyrnant Mines

    Leader David James
    Met at 10:30am at Llwyn-derw Farm, Abergwesyn (by courtesy of Ms. Sara Ennis), SN 846 519,
    (View OS Map) for a walk to Nant-y-brain Mine.  (View OS Map).  This is about 1 miles each way, over open moorland, but fairly level.
    A brief history of the site was provided by George Hall - view copy.

    For those with time permitting, a visit was made in the afternoon to Nant Gyrnant Mine (by courtesy of UPM Tilhill).  Returning from Llwyn-derw towards Llanwrtyd Wells do not cross the river bridge at  (old) Llanwrtyd, but turn right by St Peter’s Old Church, and then immediately left, past Dinas Mill, up a short hill, right at the T-junction, and in a few yards park in the forestry area where the road has been widened on both sides at SN 863 472.  (View OS Map)

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