heritage walks


Our route descriptions are available here

Abbey Cwmhir Heritage Trust is delighted that it has won two grants to support of our community heritage walks initiative.

National Lottery Heritage Fund & Cadw ’15 minute heritage’

“We’re all probably more aware of our local areas of late and local heritage – whether that’s a building, a landmark, a nature reserve or even our local shop, is important because it helps create and shape our communities. 

Andrew White, director of the National Lottery Heritage Fund in Wales says:

“Connecting with our heritage is also good for our wellbeing and thanks to National Lottery players and our partnership with Cadw we have been able to encourage a diverse range of people right across Wales to get out and about to explore and re-discover their local area.”  

The Abbey Cwmhir Heritage Trust are delighted that they have been awarded a grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Cadw – the Welsh Government’s historic environment service to support the project ‘Discovering Abbeycwmhirʼ. 

Jackie Marriott and Mel Walters at Cwmhir Abbey



Mel Walters, Demystifying the Abbey Project Lead, & Jackie Marriott, Treasurer Abbey Cwmhir Heritage Trust, lead the bid application for Abbey Cwmhir Heritage Trust.  “We are very excited to have received the above grant as our remote valley in mid Wales has an important place in Welsh history. Our recordings of oral memories from the village, on-line talks and community heritage trails will mean that everyone in our community will learn more about their heritage through a fuller engagement with Abbeycwmhir’s past and present.”


@Localgiving’s Magic Little Grants Fund

We have an award through @Localgiving’s Magic Little Grants Fund which is supported by players of @People’s Postcode Lottery. The Magic Little Grants Fund provides local charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to encourage communities to take part in physical activity to help improve physical health.


These grants have enabled us to establish a series of waymarked walks around the village and the surrounding hills, with route descriptions that highlight the many heritage features in our valley. This includes re-launching the Abbeycwmhir Millenium Community Trail along with other supporting trails of varying lengths and abilities, designed for everyone to enjoy and to encourage people to visit important heritage features in our locality.