Abbey Cwmhir Heritage Trust hosted The Pilgrimage long distance walk from Strata Florida Abbey to Abbey Cwmhir on 9 July 2022.

The weather was fantastic and our walkers enjoyed either the mini-pilgrimage from Strata Florida to Pont Marteg (16 miles), or the full pilgrimage (25 miles) to Abbey Cwmhir.

The walk follows the route that the Cistercian monks would have taken to walk between the two abbeys and it provides an unrivalled opportunity to experience the remote uplands of the Cambrian Mountains.

Abbey Cwmhir Heritage Trust is delighted and honoured to have been able to welcome HRH Prince Charles to Abbey Cwmhir on 10th December 2021

National Volunteering Week – celebrates and thanks volunteers for their time, energy, commitment  values and skills.

The Trust hosted an Afternoon Tea Party for our Volunteers to thank them for all the amazing support that the Trust has received in the last year.

November 2019 – Research Group formed

Cadw, Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, Prof Austin and Dr Bezant from Sacred Landscapes Project Strata Florida and Julian Ravest from Radnorshire Society agreed to support Abbeycwmhir Heritage Trust by forming a Research Group to advise on the heritage aspects of our project. More information about the team can be found on our About Us page.

November 2019 – Drop-In Community Event

We held a very successful drop-in event on 23 November, attended by over 100 people. Thank you everyone who helped us set up the event (including PAVO and our many cake makers) and those of you who came along on the day.

  • The aims of the event were to:
    show the results of a recent drone survey and dig to find a medieval graveyard, and
  • find out how interested our community is in why the abbey was built, how it functioned and what has happened since.

Many people expressed their interest in getting involved in helping to demystify this important part of our local heritage, and most were keen to be kept informed as our studies unfold.

If you weren’t able to join us on the day, but would like to be on our volunteer or mailing list, please get in touch with us at


August 2019 – Discovery of medieval graveyard

Clywd-Powys Archaeological Trust carried out excavations at Home Farm, Abbeycwmhir that revealed a medieval graveyard to the west of the Abbey ruins. A full description of this dig will become available on CPAT’s website.