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Title: Ysbryd y Mwynwyr - Spirit of the Miners
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The Spirit of the Miners in Ceulanamaesmawr, Llangynfelyn and Ysgubor y Coed


Over a century after the heyday of Ceredigion's metal mining industry, the Spirit of the Miners can still be felt strongly in the landscape of north Ceredigion. Here, in the communities of Ceulanamaesmawr, Llangynfelyn and Ysgubor y Coed, there are many reminders of the generations who sought to make their livelihood from the natural treasures hidden beneath the hills.

Water wheel at Ystrad Einion
With its inspiring combination of mountains, valleys and coastline, north Ceredigion is a rewarding and exciting place to explore, any time of the year. Quiet lanes and pathways cross the area, many dating back to the heyday of the metal mining industry. These were the routes between local villages and the mines where so many local men worked, and many are still used as public footpaths. Ceredigion County Council have created a series of country trails which visit some of the county's best preserved mining sites. Details of these walks can be found and downloaded from www.tourism.ceredigion.gov.uk.

The Ysbryd y Mwynwyr Project seeks to tell the story of the community's mining heritage, to local people and visitors alike. This particular project covers the Ceredigion County Council ward of Ceulanamaesmawr, which includes the communities of Ysgubor y Coed, Llangynfelyn and Ceulanamaesmawr.

The Ceulanamaesmawr project has been funded by the Ysbryd y Mwynwyr project, Cronfa Eleri, Countryside Council for Wales and the Tourism Partnership Mid Wales. The project was managed by Ecodyfi and the detailed development was by Trysor. The project webpages were built by Technoleg Taliesin.

The project has created:

• A series of interpretive panels to explain the role mining has played in the community's past (the panels have been produced for the villages of Bont-goch, Talybont, Tre Taliesin, Tre'r-ddôl and Furnace.

• A leaflet highlighting interesting walks and historic features in the area has been produced. Copies are available from Tourist Offices in the area or you can view it here in PDF format:
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• Stories and memories of lead-mining in the area have been recorded and used to produce a CD. You can also listen to them here.