Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tom Hutton

Pen-y-Fan and Corn Du at sunset, from Cefn Cwm Lwch, Brecon Beacons, by Tom Hutton

Following the protest this June at Nant-y-Moch Reservoir, we were approached by Tom Hutton, an award winning photographer who lives in Mid Wales and has given us his support.

You can learn more about him from his website, which includes an extensive biography. His passions include climbing, skiing, and cycling, and of course a love of nature itself, and he contributes to magazines such as Mountain Bike Rider, Country Walking and Trail, for example.

We now have a new page on the website highlighting his work, and we are proud to display the statement he has written for us, which begins:

The rolling uplands of the Cambrian Mountains are the closest Wales gets to true wilderness – a huge swathe on the map that isn’t crisscrossed with roads and car parks and towns and villages. It feels almost timeless even if it isn’t, and anything that compromises the skyline or the tranquility of this area would be nothing short of vandalism. ..." Do go to his page to read more.

His words are even more relevant now as we hear that the government has chosen Nant-y-Moch as one of the windfarms to be pushed through the planning process by the new Infrastructure Planning Commission - read more at this link to the Cambrian-News

Finally here is a link to photographs and videos from the protest walk at Nant-y-Moch organised by the Cambrian Mountains Society, which was led by David Bellamy and Christine Lovelock.

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