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2021 Press Releases

5,000 trees to mark the Snowdonia National Park’s 70th anniversary!

29 November 2021

It's National Tree Week – and what better way to mark the occasion than by making a start on an ambitious project to plant 5,000 trees all over the National Park?

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Eryri Ambassador: 600 local businesses join a new scheme in the first year to learn and celebrate Eryri’s Special Qualities

26 November 2021

It’s been a year to the day since we launched the hugely popular Eryri Ambassador scheme. A scheme which has enriched the local tourism industry’s knowledge and understanding of what makes Eryri exceptional.

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Information about ground conditions on Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) at your fingertips!

18 November 2021

This week the annual and longstanding Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) winter ground condition report service will commence, thanks to a scheme coordinated and funded by the National Park Authority’s Warden Service.

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Cegin Yr Ysgwrn (© APCE)

Half Term events at Yr Ysgwrn

14 October 2021

During autumn half term, we will have a feast awaiting you at Yr Ysgwrn, whatever your age.

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Cader Idris (©APCE_SNPA)

Become a Member of Snowdonia National Park Authority

29 September 2021

Help safeguard and nurture one of Wales’ most cherished landscapes, as a Member of Snowdonia National Park Authority.

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The art’s celebrations for Eryri’s 70th birthday

28 September 2021

Eryri has inspired various artists for centuries by actuating questions, discovering and reminiscing about the past, present and future of the Park.

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A programme of exciting events to mark the Snowdonia National Park’s 70th anniversary

20 September 2021

From high craggy peaks, remote tranquil moorlands and lush green ravines opening out to expanses of awe-inspiring estuaries – Eryri (Snowdonia) has it all. On the 18th of October, this special area will celebrate 70 years since its designation as a National Park, and to mark this special occasion the Park Authority has arranged a variety of events.

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CGG and Snowdonia National Park Authority Identify Significant Microplastic Pollution on Summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

23 August 2021

CGG has successfully conducted a microplastics pollution survey as part of a scoping study into whether it would be possible to create a Plastic Free zone on Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).

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Trees Outside Woods – A new collaborative project between the National Park Authority and Coed Cadw, the Woodland Trust in Wales.

18 August 2021

This autumn the Snowdonia National Park Authority and the Woodland Trust will work in collaboration to implement a special new project with the aim of planting more trees and hedgerows within a designated area of the National Park.

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Llanuwchllyn (© Wikimedia)

Cronfa Cymunedol Eryri – A new funding opportunity

16 August 2021

Are you a Community Council or Social venture in or near Eryri? Do you have plans that require funding that involve either Decarbonising, Tourism or Covid Recovery?

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In the midst of Snowdonia’s busiest visitor year in its history the Park Authority encourages responsible and sustainable visits

9 August 2021

Half way through the school summer holidays, the Snowdonia National Park Authority and its partners’ efforts to encourage and facilitate a sustainable visit to the area continues.

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A gallery of old photos to celebrate 70 years of Eryri (Snowdonia)!

8 July 2021

This autumn will mark 70 years since the designation of Eryri (Snowdonia) as a National Park, and to mark the occasion the National Park Authority has launched a digital gallery of old photographs.

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Elfed Wyn ap Elwyn (© 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 |

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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