On Sunday March 6th, award-winning writer and climber Jim Perrin will lead a short walk in the Cambrian Mountains to protest against a planned 64-turbine wind farm development tabled for a unique area of upland Mid Wales.
'Nowhere better epitomises resistant Welsh nationhood than the wild landscape of Hyddgen, north of Pumlumon Fawr' says Perrin. 'It was here that Owain Glyndwr, hugely outnumbered, won the first battle of his great uprising. And it is here that we hope to make our stand against the depredations upon Welsh landscape by heedless and ill-considered government. May the spirit of this place impart its strength to us; and may we, in our turn, help preserve it undiminished by threatened environmental atrocity.'
The walk, which will be no more than 2 miles in length, is being organised by the Cambrian Mountains Society, who hope it will give participants an impression of the impact the turbines are likely to have on the landscape.
Perrin, who among others will be joined by John Jones, lead singer of the Oysterband, will give a short speech iterating his objection to the industrialisation of our few remaining wild places.
Participants are asked to meet at the lay-by on the Ponterwyd – Talybont road near north-west tip of Nant y Moch reservoir (SN737885), Sunday March 6th 2pm