Cwm Bach Mines are located in dense woodland of Cwm Coch, Cwmddauddwr.
Not in the Elan Valley but many of the mining trials are only a short distance from the bridleway leading up to Maen Serth Standing Stone.
Dates on the wall of the Mine Adit 1734 and 1736.
Cwm Bach Main Adit, high up in the rocks of Cwm Coch Wood.
Difficult mine to get to. Bats hibernate in this mine during winter so please do not visit during winter.
Date on the right hand wall of the Adit, 1734 and 1736 maybe a Name above the date
Map Ref SN94797 69977
Cwm Bach Survey by David M D James, April 2018
Cwm Bach adit spoil heap, Map Ref SN 94797 69977
On the left a short open cut possible adit which may have been covered by the forestry road.
A small wall running for about 5m long and 1 foot high and a flat platform where they my have dressed and worked the ore.
This seems to be built on a large spoil heap of very fine spoil.
A larger spoil heap is above the forestry road which is behind the trees in the top left of the photo.
Map Ref SN94836 70019
Cwm Bach Main Shaft, up in the wood.
In a dangerous postion.
Map Ref SN94758 701470
Area where there was another Mine Adit but I believe this may have been covered over when the forestry road was dug in just behind this area.
Map Ref SN94900 270100