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Warden Service


Warden Service

The Snowdonia National Park is watched over by a dedicated team of wardens, each looking after a particular area within the Park. The wardens have an interesting and varied role, which includes advising the public on safe and responsible use of the countryside, liaising with landowners to help with visitor management and helping schools and community groups with conservation projects. They also serve to promote the work of the National Park Authority and strengthen the relationship between visitors and the local community.

Working alongside the Estate Staff, our wardens help make the National Park more accessible to the public by managing the public rights of way network, permissive paths and ‘Open Country’. This work involves erecting stiles, gates and waymarkers along with resurfacing paths and general maintenance work. Our wardens live in the areas they serve and have an in depth knowledge of the geology and wildlife within their area. They provide an important service for visitors, imparting valuable advice to walkers, climbers and tourists on how to stay safe and enjoy all that’s on offer in the Snowdonia National Park.

Alan Pritchard - Area Warden (North)

Alan Pritchard, Area Warden (North)

I was brought up in the Abergwyngregyn area, which offers the best of mountain and sea. Of course, it was the mountain that had the biggest effect on me! It is a pleasure to serve the community where I was raised.

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Ioan Ll. Davies - Area Warden (North)

Ioan Ll. Davies, Area Warden (North)

I live near Betws y Coed and have worked as a warden for the Snowdonia National Park for eight years. Before joining the National Park full time, I worked as a seasonal warden at Cwm Idwal.

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Arwel Morris - Llyn Tegid & Penllyn Warden

Llyn Tegid, Bala

I have worked for the Snowdonia National Park Authority since 1988 and am responsible for Llyn Tegid, Wales’ largest natural lake situated near Bala.

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Rhys Gwynn - Area Warden (South)

Rhys Gwynn, Area Warden (South)

As part of the Snowdonia National Park Warden team since 2004, my area includes the parishes of Ganllwyd, Llanfachreth, Brithdir, Rhydymain, Corris and Dolgellau. It’s a great place to work and although it’s a relatively quiet area it attracts a large number of visitors each year.

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Gethin Corps - Area Warden (South)

Gethin Corps, Area Warden (South)

I have been a warden for the Snowdonia National Park since 2006 following seven years as an estate worker in the Dolgellau area. As a warden, I promote the good working relationship between visitors, local residents and the agricultural community.

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Myfyr Tomos - Assistant Warden

Cader Idris

I joined the Authority in 1994, concentrating mainly on Cader Idris and the parishes of Trawsfynydd and Ganllwyd. I was born and raised in Llawrplwy' Trawsfynydd, therefore I know the area and it's people to a good degree.

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