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Cambrians

 

(also Wales Massif), mountains in Great Britain which occupy most of the peninsula of Wales. Length, approximately 150 km; elevation, to 1,085 m (Mount Snowdon). They are primarily composed of shale, limestone, and sandstone. Broad, deep river valleys divide the Cambrian Mountains into a series of plateaus above which rise individual ridges with mountain-glacial topography. There is a dense river network and numerous small lakes. At altitudes of 400–600 m there are broad-leaved forests of oak, beech, and ash; at higher altitudes there are heaths and peat wastelands. Cambrian deposits were first described in the these mountains.

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According to the report, the Cambrians also deliver eco-system services such as water management which benefit the insurance and water industries.
HILL farmers fear moves to "re-wild" the Cambrian Mountains would be akin to the herding of native Americans onto reserves to satisfy a "romantic whim".
And yet the Cambrian mountains have fallen into "a tourism black hole", it is claimed.
He told the Western Mail, "The Cambrian Mountains have been something of a black hole that people tend to drive through to get to other places in Wales.
He also wants to make the Cambrian his sixth BTRDA win of the season.
But determined to put in a good performance in his home event he will tackle the Cambrian in a hired Impreza in the hope of finishing his season on a high.
Ultimately, our aim is to brand the Cambrian Mountains in such a way that it will be able to compete with other well known tourism destinations such as Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons.
I am really pleased that this group has taken the initiative to develop a comprehensive website which will become a one-stop shop for visitors and local people alike to search for a wealth of information on local activities, accommodation, attractions and events in the Cambrian Mountains.
The group's chairman Richard Tyler said: "The Cambrian Mountains have been something of a black hole that people tend to drive through to get to other areas of Wales.
Cambrian provides advanced photonic networking solutions based on DWDM for metropolitan and interoffice networks.
VPG chose to collaborate with Cambrian on this demonstration because OPTera represents the most reliable and efficient transport solution for metropolitan areas over a single fiber infrastructure.
Both companies are committed to leadership in DWDM -- Cambrian in networking systems and HP in components," said Don Smith, president and chief executive officer of Cambrian.