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Ceredigion's uplands occupy the western slopes of the massive expanse of the Cambrian Mountains. People have mined metals in Ceredigion's uplands since the early Bronze Age - a period spanning over four thousand years.  There was substantial mining and smelting during the Roman occupation and, in 1637, Charles 1 of England established a Royal Mint at Aberystwyth Castle to produce silver coins from locally mined ore.  In the 1800’s lead mining was prolific in Ceredigion, lead was as important then as plastic is today, it was shipped out from Aberystwyth harbour down to Swansea and other southern ports of Wales to feed the industrial revolution boom that was sweeping the whole of the UK.  The remains of mines across the Uplands are all that remain today of that era.  This website aims to help tell the story of those ages in Ceredigion's uplands, lest they be forgotten....

This website point outs where former mining settlements lie on the landscape on our Mine Sites page, promotes heritage walks on the Walks section, informs you of upcoming events and community led activities in the region you may wish to participate in on our Events section and much more. Please feel free to join as a member of this site, being a member allows you to create content on this platform on our Blog section (tell us about your walks, mining stories, upload old photos etc).  For more information about PLWM visit our project information page 'About PLWM'.  We will keep you up to date on our heritage improvements on our Latest News pages, which you can subscribe to by RSS.