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2018 Press Releases

Yr Ysgwrn Lottery

National Lottery #ThanksToYou

27 November 2018

On the 8th of December 2018, we are offering a free cup of tea or coffee to National Lottery players that purchases a ticket to visit Yr Ysgwrn’s historic farmhouse.

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Yr Ysgwrn

Yr Ysgwrn - ‘O Lwyd i Liw’

21 November 2018

An unique event to mark the end of the First World War and the hope for peace will be performed at Capel Moreia, Trawsfynydd this Sunday.

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St David Hotel

Tender Opportunity – Re-Advertised Due to Minor Discrepancy in the Original Advertisement

9 November 2018

CONSTRUCTION OF A BAT BARN - HARLECH Snowdonia National Park Authority invite tenders from competent and experienced building contractors to construct a bat barn on land at St. David’s Hotel, HARLECH, Gwynedd.

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Trawsfynydd Lake

Be prepared for less daylight

26 October 2018

As we get ready to turn the clocks back this weekend we ask walkers to carefully plan their expeditions into Snowdonia’s countryside or mountains over the coming months, remembering to allow for less daylight.

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Developing traditional farming skills at Yr Ysgwrn

12 October 2018

Snowdonia National Park Authority are providing two sessions to learn a craft that has been part of Snowdonia’s landscape for centuries.

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Watkin Work

A new path on Snowdon’s highest slopes

5 October 2018

Thanks to funds raised through a crowdfunding campaign back in 2016, the first phase of footpath construction work on the upper section of the Watkin Path has been completed.

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The Moon is Red at Yr Ysgwrn

The Moon is Red at Yr Ysgwrn

28 September 2018

During the month of the Welsh History Festival for Children, Yr Ysgwrn is thrilled to work with the Festival and Welsh Books Council to provide literary experiences outside the classroom for the secondary school pupils of Gwynedd.

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Mynydd Moel

‘Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million’ Crowdfunding Campaign – Cader Idris needs your support!

10 September 2018

Thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, Mend Our Mountains: Make A Million, that is launched today, Cader Idris will hopefully be a step closer to benefiting from essential footpath development work.

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Wales' Celtic Rainforests to be restored

28 August 2018

Thanks to European and Welsh Government funding, this autumn will mark the start of a new chapter for Wales’ Celtic rainforests which are currently in an unfavourable condition. Through the eradication of invasive alien plant species and the implementation of proactive management the aim is to bring these woodlands back to their former fertile state.

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Art 14

Postcards and leaflets celebrate Dolgellau's special townscape

15 August 2018

This week saw the launch of a new leaflet and a series of postcards celebrating the unique townscape of Dolgellau. Striking illustrations of the town’s buildings, which feature on the postcards and leaflet, were drawn by Coleg Meirion Dwyfor art students.

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mynydd Conwy

National Parks Week 2018

20 July 2018

From guided walks to live music there is something for everyone here in Snowdonia during National Parks Week.

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Luned Rhys Parri working with some of the attendees (© SNPA)

An exhibition of artwork by individuals living with dementia is opened

17 July 2018

Today, an exhibition of artwork by individuals living with early onset dementia will open at Ysbyty Alltwen, Tremadog. At a five day workshop held at Yr Ysgwrn in May, a group of younger people living with the condition were busy creating personal dioramas with the artist Luned Rhys Parri.

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Chief Executive, Emyr Williams and Education Officer, Hywyn Williams presenting Iolo Thomas with a special award (© SNPA)

Thank you Iolo!

16 July 2018

Since last October, a student from Ysgol Hafod Lon, Penrhyndeudraeth has had the opportunity to work with a number of Authority staff.

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Pen yr Ole Wen

Hot and dry spell increases risk of wild fires in the countryside

29 June 2018

In recent days Snowdonia has been one of the hottest places in the UK, with Porthmadog on the outskirts of the Park breaking the record for the highest recorded temperature of the year. With the earth now as dry as a bone, Snowdonia National Park Authority officers are appealing on the public to take extra care not to start a fire in Snowdonia’s countryside.

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Flyer Carneddau

Carneddau Landscape Partnership project

28 June 2018

Drop-in sessions for farmers - 3rd, 4th and 10th of July

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Gethin Davies - Project Manager (© SNPA)

A sparkling future for Afon Eden

18 June 2018

The Snowdonia National Park Authority has secured a better future for Afon Eden. The Afon Eden project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

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Yr Ysgwrn Outdoor

National Parks Week 2018 - Event List

7 June 2018

What’s on in Snowdonia

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Appeal for Respect

6 June 2018

SNPA officers and local landowners are strongly appealing to 4 x 4 vehicle drivers to stick to specific routes when driving their vehicles in Meirionnydd.

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Llanberis Path (© Jeff Buck)

Voluntary Mountain Bike Ban

30 May 2018

We ask that mountain bikers respect the standing agreement between the Snowdonia National Park Authority and various mountain bike user groups and stay off the Llanberis, Snowdon Ranger and Rhyd Ddu paths between 10 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. from the 1st of May to the end of September.

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Archeology of Journey

Archaeological Guided Walks

1 May 2018

Come and discover Snowdonia’s cultural heritage in the company of Tomos Jones, Snowdonia National Park Archaeologist on the 24th of May!

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I'r Byw (© Calon Gron)

I’R BYW – by Rhodri Owen

26 April 2018

In this, his first exhibition Rhodri juxtaposes his own hand-crafted furniture with transfigured pieces in visually unexpected ways.

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Eryri Walking Club (© SNPA)

Snowdonia Walking Club

26 April 2018

Last Week the Eryri Walking Club ventured around Cwm Idwal in the wind and rain.

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Tabernacl ar ôl y gwaith

Company fined over £2,000 for using plastic windows.

24 April 2018

Magistrates awarded a fine and costs of £2,171.60 against Bluestar Estates (Birmingham) Ltd at a court case in Caernarfon last week. The company had failed to comply with an enforcement notice relating to a planning consent condition on Tabernacle Chapel, High Street, Harlech.

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A few photos from over the week (© SNPA)

Sheffield University Archaeological Field Work

20 April 2018

Tomos Jones our Archaeologist has been out this week assisting students and staff from Sheffield University with their field work in the Dysynni valley.

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Easter Message from MountainSafe

27 March 2018

As clocks have turned, daylight increases and spring begins to show its colours, MountainSafe is encouraging all walkers to check the weather forecast before setting off to the mountains this Easter.

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Yr Ysgwrn

Special Award for Mr Gerald Williams

23 March 2018

Sincere congratulations to Mr Gerald Williams, Yr Ysgwrn on winning the First Minister’s Special Award at the Welsh Government’s 2018 St David’s Awards!

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Wardeiniaid a Gweinidog

Safeguarding a Better Future for Snowdon

19 March 2018

Following three years of discussions and consultations, the Snowdon Partnership Plan, a pioneering plan which outlines how Wales’ most iconic mountain will be safeguarded, is published today.

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Rhys W. Roberts, Anne Vowles & Carwyn ap Myrddin (© SNPA)

Mountain Safety Reminder

28 February 2018

What better time to remind the public of demonstrating safe practices out on the Snowdonia mountains.

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Events at Yr Ysgwrn (© SNPA)

Events at Yr Ysgwrn

19 February 2018

Come and see what Yr Ysgwrn has to offer in March.

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Migneint Peatlands (© SNPA)

World Wetlands Day

2 February 2018

Today we celebrate World Wetlands Day!

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Emyr williams

SNPA Facing Financial Challenges Yet Again

1 February 2018

Following the publication of the Welsh Government's budget, Snowdonia National Park Authority once again faces difficult decisions in addressing a financial challenge.

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Cegin Yr Ysgwrn (© APCE)

Yr Ysgwrn - Delayed Opening Date

1 February 2018

Yr Ysgwrn is closed for essential repairs and maintenance. Contact us for details of site opening times

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Eryri Local Development Plan

25 January 2018

A note from our Planning Policy department.

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National Obesity Awareness Week (© SNPA)

National Obesity Awareness Week

12 January 2018

This week is National Obesity Awareness Week, let’s find out the top 10 activities you can experience here in Snowdonia. Why not plan ahead and designate a couple of weekends every month this year to get outside and get active! It will improve your health and wellbeing while enjoying some of the breathtaking scenery Snowdonia has to offer . . .

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