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2021 Press Releases

Yr Wyddfa (© APCE / SNPA)

Snowdonia National Park Authority receives a petition to only use the name ‘Yr Wyddfa’ when referring to Wales’ highest mountain

14 June 2021

Elfed Wyn ap Elwyn presented a petition with over 5,000 signatures from around the world to the Snowdonia National Park Authority Chairman.

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Gerald (© The Guardian)

Gerald Williams, Yr Ysgwrn (1929-2021)

11 June 2021

The farmer and custodian of Yr Ysgwrn, Mr Gerald Williams, passed away on the 11th of June 2021.

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A bright future for the Uwch Gwyrfai Common

2 June 2021

Restoring traditional boundaries, path maintenance, a mural artwork – these are only some of the benefits the community of Uwch Gwyrfai Common enjoyed over the past two years, thanks to the Uwch Gwyrfai Common and Community Links project.

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Competition! Win a print of Yr Wyddfa

31 May 2021

Do you want to be in with a chance of winning a stunning print of Yr Wyddfa & Crib Goch by Lisa Eurgain Taylor?

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#PlanDiscoverProtect – North West Wales Authorities encourage the public to plan ahead as they prepare for a busy Bank Holiday weekend.

27 May 2021

Plans have been developed to tackle parking problems, litter issues and unlawful camping.

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Wales’ first carbon-funded peatland restoration project is complete! A joint press release between the Snowdonia National Park Authority and Forest Carbon

17 May 2021

A peatland restoration project at Bwlch y Groes on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park is the first of its kind in Wales to be completed with the benefit of carbon funding, following validation under the Peatland Code.

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Yr Ochr Draw

Yr Ysgwrn : Yr Ochr Draw

13 May 2021

Yr Ochr Draw is the culmination of an online creative project by the Ysgwrn and the community of Trawsfynydd. During the last lock down, a group of young people , adults and children of the local primary school collaborated with various artists over Zoom and Meet to create a song and music video.

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Snowdonia National Park use JustPark pre-book system help control visitor numbers in their busiest car park

7 May 2021

Last summer saw record visitor numbers across the UK’s tourist attractions as the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a massive increase in staycations for holiday makers. This included Snowdonia National Park. The resultant rush of visitors caused a number of parking and overcrowding problems, particularly at the main Pen y Pass car park.

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Traditional re-roofing of Y Sosban wins National award.

6 March 2021

The renovation of a 17th Century listed building in Dolgellau, Y Sosban, which incorporated some “rare” roofing methods using Welsh Slate, has won a national award.

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Beddgelert (© Alan Dop Photography | www.alandop.com)

Consultation launched on sustainable parking and transport plans for Snowdonia National Park

1 February 2021

Yr Wyddfa Partnership is consulting on its draft strategy to improve access and connectivity in the Yr Wyddfa and Ogwen areas of Snowdonia National Park with the support of Transport for Wales. It is inviting local communities and stakeholders to help shape the strategy and potential solutions to address parking issues and encourage more sustainable modes of transport such as walking, cycling and public transport.

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Authorities come together once again to close Snowdonia’s car parks

7 January 2021

As the pandemic reaches a new high point in infection rates and a new variant of the virus is spreading so quickly, authorities want to emphasise the need to avoid any unnecessary travel.

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