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The Cambrian Mountains are a mountainous region of Wales. Originally the term was used to denote more or less all the mountains in Wales but since the second part of the 20th Century it has become to refer to some five hundred square miles centred around Mid and West Wales, on the borders of Ceredigion, Carmarthen and Powys. Many believe the area should have been designated a National Park to protect the wild and rugged landscape. Unfortunately the powers that be disagreed and even more unfortunately the beauty of the landscape is now being destroyed by massive wind farms that should have been constructed out at sea.|To the north of the A44 are the mountains that include Pen Pumlumon Fawr (Plynlimon) 752m, Fedw Ddu 488m, Bryn Moel 491m, Drosgol 550m,Y Foel 546m, Drum Peithnant 648m, Pen Pumlumon Arwystli 740m. South of the A44 lies Elenydd, a vast area of rolling moorland and the mountains of Drygarn Fawr 645m, Gorllwyn 613m, Pen y Garn 610m, Yr Allt 486m, Geifas 571m, and Trawsallt 572m.| Some say the Cambrian Mountains are the watershed of Wales, ...and many Welsh rivers do start here including the Severn, the Wye, Elan, Irfon, Tywi, Cothi, Teifi and more. Unsurprisingly the Cambrians also host a great number of lakes and reservoirs including the Elan Valley, Llyn Brianne, Clywedog and Nant y Moch Reservoirs. And to appreciate the true beauty of this wild landscape (before the wind-turbines destroy it) you will need to leave the car behind and take the trails (including Glyndwr's Way) through the hills, moorlands, and valleys of the Cambrian Mountains.
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