• Conwy Falls & Fairy Glen – What’s all the fuss about?

    Multinational energy company RWE Innogy have submitted a planning application to Snowdonia National Park Authority to build a 5MW hydro-electric scheme on the River Conwy. The Snowdonia Society is concerned about the potential for serious negative impacts of this scheme on Conwy Falls and the Fairy Glen Site of Special Scientific Interest. Here’s how you can help.

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  • 500,000 visit Snowdon every year

    With over 10 million visitors each year Snowdonia’s footpaths are always glad of some TLC and our volunteers are on hand to lend a hand.  Snowdon itself, the highest mountain in England and Wales and a honey pot site, attracts around half a million walkers each year.  Such a high number of visitors is great […]

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  • This year you have helped us achieve…

    Christmas greetings from all of us here at the Snowdonia Society. Here are a few of the things you have helped us achieve during 2015:
    a major campaign on Conwy Falls and Fairy Glen; a successful new programme of events at Tŷ Hyll thanks to…

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    Snowdonia becomes an International Dark Sky Reserve

    In Abergynolwyn on December 4th, it was announced that Snowdonia is now an International Dark Sky Reserve, the tenth in the world.

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    Discounts for Snowdonia Society Members

    Did you know that Snowdonia Society members benefit from generous discounts from some of our Business Members? Apart from the 20% offered in the Tŷ Hyll tearoom and at Cotswold Outdoor, you can also benefit from discounts on accommodation and training sessions.

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    January Volunteer Workdays

    Volunteers workdays for the month of January. Includes list of upcoming events at Ty Hyll.

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  • Snowdonia National Park budget slashed again

    While National Parks in England celebrate the Chancellor’s announcement of a flat budget, the budget for Snowdonia and other Welsh National Parks for 2016/17 face 5.3% cuts on top of savage cuts in the last two years.

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    Conwy Falls – an appeal from our Director

    Dear Friends, Please help with this important campaign to save a special place. The threat to Conwy Falls and the Fairy Glen SSSI in Snowdonia and the campaign to save them has brought together a great diversity of organisations and individuals. We think Conwy Falls and the Fairy Glen SSSI are worth saving…

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  • Businesses offer a ‘superfix’ for Snowdonia

    Welcome to our two new Business Members, Swn-y-Dŵr Holiday Cottage and Superfix Supplements who have shown their commitment to protecting and enhancing the wonderful landscape of Snowdonia with its diverse wildlife by becoming Business members of the Snowdonia Society.

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  • Snowdonia coffee morning

    Coffee morning, Bethesda, Sat 12 Dec

    An opportunity to have a chat about our work, enjoy homemade cakes and mince pies galore. Snowdonia Society Christmas cards and our unique Seeds for Bees for sale; a tombola with books about Snowdonia, local paintings and all sorts of other intriguing items.

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    December Volunteer Workdays

    Volunteers workdays for the month of December. Includes list of upcoming events at Ty Hyll.

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    Give back to Snowdonia on Giving Tuesday!

    Do you benefit from Snowdonia’s superb scenery, wildness and opportunities for adventure? Why not give something back by making a donation to the Snowdonia Society, or taking part in our volunteer workdays? With threats to special places like the Conwy Falls and Fairy Glen and ever increasing problems of litter, Snowdonia has never needed your help […]

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  • PUBLISHED: Review of Governance of Designated Landscapes in Wales

    Recommendations support our key points Following our submission of written evidence to the panel on both stages of this important review, we are pleased to see that the recommendations support key points we made in our evidence (read our submission), in particular that National Park Authorities should retain their full planning responsibilities and that there is no need […]

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    Gareth’s great garlic wins £310 for Snowdonia

    The 6th Moriarty Thomas Garlic Growing Challenge has been won by Dr Gareth Jones, from Tregarth, who has nominated the Snowdonia Society to receive the proceeds. The challenge is held annually at the Douglas Arms, Bethesda, as a charity fundraising event in memory of John Moriarty, who was a very keen mountaineer and whose widow […]

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    Vacancy – Member – Snowdonia National Park Authority

    Closure date is 5th November. The Authorities’ meetings are usually held in the Snowdonia National Park area.  Full details Role description What will You be Expected to Do? National Park members are responsible, individually and collectively, to the Welsh Government for providing effective leadership for the National Park Authority, for setting its policy and for ensuring […]

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    Winter events

    Our winter events programme has been published and features Snowdonia’s mountains: climb them, clear them of litter, understand their geology and heathland ecology and help protect them. Learn to enjoy them safely by attending our all-day training session in the mountains with Alun Pugh, Navigation in the mountains, on 22 November. Members and non-members are welcome on all our events. See our […]

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  • Autumn magazine

    The autumn issue of the Snowdonia Society magazine is now available. Read the magazine on-line. In the Editorial, Society Director John Harold says: “Autumn in Snowdonia: earthy woods ripe with fungi, storm-filled rivers fit to bursting, and rare perfect days projected onto the hills from a blue sky. Our National Park is worth the effort of exploration at […]

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  • AGM – change of guest speaker

    We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances, Alun Ffred Jones AM has had to pull out as speaker at our 2015 AGM. We are very grateful to Sabine Nouvet for stepping in at short notice. Sabine is the National Trust’s Conservation Ranger for Eryri and Llŷn. She will give a talk on a fascinating and important […]

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  • Help protect Snowdonia’s footpaths

    Join the Big Pathwatch! Join the Ramblers‘ ambitious campaign to protect and improve our glorious footpaths in England and Wales. Please also take part in the Welsh Government’s consultation on Improving opportunities to access the outdoors for responsible recreation, to which the Snowdonia Society is putting together a response. (See below.) Do you love your local footpaths and worry about them becoming […]

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  • Picture this … but without the pylons!

    Today a spectacular corner of Snowdonia National Park moves one step closer to freedom from the blight of giant pylons National Grid have announced the final shortlist of 4 sites for their £500m Visual Impact Provision project, which will see sections of high-voltage lines undergrounded in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in […]

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