Opening of Mynydd Du trail
Enjoyed the launch yesterday of the Black Mountain Quarries trail in Brynaman, and on Mynydd Du itself. We’ve been working for several months with Dyfed Archaeological Trust and their partners Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Amgueddfa Cymru / National Museums Wales and The Black Mountain Centre on producing interpretation panels and leaflets for this project. Illustrator Brett Breckon produced beautiful maps and interpretive drawings for the panels, which help bring the vibrant but little documented social and industrial history of the mountain to life.
Roy Noble has voiced the audio trail and gave a fun and interesting speech – he comes from Brynaman and told tales of the whole community crossing the mountain and back by foot for the annual Easter picnic at Carreg Cennen…
The Minister for Natural Resources, Culture and Sport, John Griffiths, cut the ribbon, and the trail was open! It’s great to have an extra reason to send visitors up to the Mountain to explore its fascinating heritage and enjoy the views. Living and working in the shadow of Mynydd Du, with our sheep grazing its slopes, its been wonderful to have the opportunity to contribute to promoting this fascinating, beautiful and relatively unknown area.