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Organised and Competitive Events

Snowdonia is the fourth largest National Park within the UK family and it is legally required to fulfil two statutory purposes:

  • To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area.
  • To promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the National Park by the public.

We also have a duty to seek to foster the economic and social well-being of local communities within the Park.

Interest in and the variety of charitable, recreational and organised challenge event activities has grown in recent years and there are a great number of organisations and charities making full use of the great outdoors in Snowdonia – particularly on Snowdon itself. This document will offer event organisers practical advice on how to undertake these activities in a safe, responsible, sustainable and efficient manner and which are not detrimental to National Park purposes and to ensure that those special qualities are maintained.

Guidance for Organised Competitive, Recreational and Charitable events in the Snowdonia National Park

For more information on organising an event in Snowdonia please contact Peter Rutherford on 01766 772258 or or for information regarding arranging an event on Snowdon please contact Bethan Wynne Jones on 01286 872555 or

These may also be of help to you:

Three Peaks Partnership

Snowdon Code of Conduct

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