Celebrating National Parks Week in Snowdonia
19 July 2016
As part of National Park Week in the UK, a number of events have been organised in Snowdonia National Park.
This is the twelfth National Park Week and its aim every year is to raise the profile of National Parks and encourage more people to enjoy them. Snowdonia has nearly 1,500 miles of public footpaths for walking, a number of cycling routes for cyclists, not to mention the countless opportunities to visit some of Wales's best attractions. But National Park Week provides another opportunity to highlight the virtues of Snowdonia.
This year, celebrations run from Monday 25th July to Sunday, 31 July and in Snowdonia, a number of events have been organised to coincide with the Week.
- Monday, July 25th, 0930 – 1000. TIC Beddgelert. One to One with the Warden Launching a new service which will be offered over the summer months, this is an opportunity to ask the Snowdon and Beddgelert area Warden, Carwyn ap Myrddin about advice on mountaineering and leisure opportunities in the area.
- Monday, July 25th, 1000 – 1600. Plas Tan y Bwlch. Croesor, the World and I. A film by Llinos Griffin in parallel with an exhibition by local artist Sian Elen Griffiths, about the history and the lives of the people of Croesor. The exhibition will be on at the Stables in Plas Tan y Bwlch until September 9th.
- Wednesday, July 27th. 1115. Beddgelert TIC Lôn Gwyrfai Guided Walk from Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert with local Warden, Carwyn ap Myrddin. £7.50 for adults, £2.50 for children. Meet at the Centre at 11.15 to catch the bus to Rhyd Ddu. Tickets from Beddgelert TIC 01766 890615.
- Thursday, July 28th. 1830. Plas Tan y Bwlch. A Taste of Snowdonia evening. A walk around the gardens of Plas Tan y Bwlch in the company of writer and broadcaster Tony Russell and head gardener Chris Marshall, before enjoying a feast of food prepared by staff at Plas’ kitchen using local foods from Snowdonia and north Wales. £ 12.00 per head. Tickets from Plas Tan y Bwlch, 01766 772600
- Saturday, 30th July. 1030 – 1500, Plas Tan y Bwlch. Ych-y-Pych Day. To coincide with the Year of Roald Dahl, and to launch the Welsh version of the book Mission Explore: National Parks, this is an opportunity for children between 6 and 11 years old to go on an adventure into the heart of Plas Tan y Bwlch gardens to explore, taste, create, get dirty, paint, glue and write ... and enjoy in the company of writer Bethan Gwanas, and artist Menna Thomas. £ 7.00 per child. Call the Park Office on 01766 770274 to book a place. This event will be held through the medium of Welsh.
Only limited spaces are available for the Lôn Gwyrfai and Ych y Pych events and spaces will therefore be allocated on a first come first served basis. For more details on these events, please contact the National Park Office in the first instance.
Notes to Editors
- Including Snowdonia, there are 15 members to the family of National Parks. They are the Broads, Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Lake District, New Forest, Northumberland, North York Moors, Peak District, South Downs, Pembrokeshire Coast, Yorkshire Dales, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs and the Cairngorms.
- The National Parks in the UK span 9. 3% of England, 19. 9% of Wales and 7. 2% of Scotland.
- Each year, more 125 million visitor days are spent in our National Parks.
- For further details or to arrange an interview with a member of staff, contact Llinos Angharad, Press Officer on 01766 772237 or 07766 255509