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2017 Press Releases

Bwlch Glas (© SNPA)

Wardens Emphasise Importance of Preparation

21 December 2017

As mild weather turns colder during the next few days, Snowdonia National Park Wardens wish to remind those thinking of going out walking on the mountains during next week, to check the weather before setting off.

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Response to Advert

29 November 2017

The Miners’ Track on Snowdon is a bridleway on privately owned land and as such, the landowner’s permission is needed for motorised vehicular access.

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£1 Million to Restore Wales' Important Peatlands

6 October 2017

Thanks to a generous contribution of £ 1m from the Welsh Government's Sustainable Management Scheme, some of Wales' most important peatlands will be protected, maintained and improved.

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Some of our volunteers groups (© SNPA)

A busy time for our volunteers!

2 October 2017

We’re very fortunate to have the help of many volunteers on Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) that help with a variety of tasks.

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Snowdon Volunteer Wardens with Paul Gannon (© SNPA)

Volunteer Warden Team

29 September 2017

An update from Carwyn ap Myrddin (Snowdon Warden)

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Planting pollinator friendly flowers (© SNPA)

Sygun Wildlife Garden

27 September 2017

Over the summer, the Snowdonia National Park Authority and our various partners have been busy developing a small piece of land in the village of Beddgelert.

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St. David’s Hotel, Harlech

21 September 2017

Yesterday (Wednesday, September 20th), at Caernarfon Magistrates Court, the owners of the derelict St David’s Hotel Harlech were fined a maximum £1,000 for failing to comply with a Section 215 Notice to demolish the building.

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Yr Ysgwrn

Wales' First Minister Opens yr Ysgwrn

6 September 2017

Yr Ysgwrn was officially opened today by the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales, in the company of Gerald Williams, the nephew of famous poet and First World War soldier, Hedd Wyn

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Balsam bashing at Bala (© SNPA)

Benefits of Volunteering

16 August 2017

This morning we were working on getting rid of Himalayan Balsam at a site near Parc, Y Bala. The video below is a taste of the work we do to which we are grateful for all the volunteers who have helped us, without them, the amount of control over the balsam would not have been possible.

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Surveying on Afon Taihirion (© SNPA)

Migneint Water Vole Survey / Training Day

21 July 2017

Here we are on our recent annual Migneint Water Vole survey / training day in the hills of the Snowdonia National Park.

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Snowdon Ranger

Rights of Way Consultation

18 July 2017

Gwynedd Council are working closely with the Snowdonia National Park Authority reviewing our Rights of Way Improvement Plan.

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Owain Wyn, Emyr Williams & John Pughe (© SNPA)

New Chairman for Snowdonia National Park Authority

28 June 2017

At the Snowdonia National Park Authority’s Annual General Meeting today, (Wednesday, 28 June) held at Plas Tan y Bwlch near Maentwrog, Owain Wyn was elected as the Authority’s new Chairman.

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Snowdon Summit (© SNPA)

Future of Snowdon: Request for feedback

15 June 2017

The Snowdon Partnership, which consists of a range of organisations which care about and have responsibility over the future of Snowdon, will begin consulting on its Snowdon Partnership Plan today (Thursday, June 15th).

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Prepare, prepare, prepare!

4 May 2017

Preparation is key to enjoying and completing the Three Peaks Challenge successfully according to the Three Peaks Partnership.

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Attendees of the Beekeeping course at Plas Tan y Bwlch (© SNPA)

Beekeeping Beginners

25 April 2017

With thanks to the Postcode Local Trust we managed to run a series of workshops to train new beekeepers in Snowdonia.

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Night Time Paddle Boarding (© SNPA)

Night Time Paddle Boarding in Snowdonia

12 April 2017

Snowdonia is one of only eleven dark sky reserves in the world. There's much more to do during the night here than someone might think.

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Recording footpaths using the Google Trekker (© SNPA)

Google returns to the footpaths of Snowdonia

13 April 2017

From today, 17 footpaths in Snowdonia will be seen for the first time on Google, thanks to Google Street View and the Snowdonia National Park Authority.

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Snowdonia ready for Easter

7 April 2017

As weather forecast predicts unsettled weather over the Easter holidays, once again the National Park Authority is looking forward to welcoming people from all corners of the earth to Snowdonia over the next few weeks.

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Early Flowering for Ancient Trees

31 March 2017

Summer has arrived early at Plas Tan y Bwlch this year with the rhododendrons already in full bloom.

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SNPA Wardens & Met Office staff (© SNPA)

Visit from the Met Office

16 March 2017

Recently Snowdonia National Park was visited by the Met Office’s forecasting team.

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Parcio Cwellyn - ar ôl

Increased Parking Spaces at the Foot of Snowdon

13 February 2017

In order to enable more parking spaces on the shores of Llyn Cwellyn, contractors are currently working on redesigning the Llyn Cwellyn/Snowdon Ranger car park.

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Before and after picture of the bat roosting site (© SNPA)

Roost improvement works in Dyffryn Conwy

17 February 2017

The SNPA Conservation, Trees and Agriculture have provided material to improve a bat roost at a site in Dyffryn Conwy.

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Plas y Brenin

Snowdonia Dark Sky Reserve

1 February 2017

A huge thank you to everyone who turned up last night to the Snowdonia Dark Sky Reserve Talk at Plas y Brenin – great to see so many people interested in hearing more about Astronomy and the Dark Sky Reserve here in Snowdonia!

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