• 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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    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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    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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  • Rhododendron: an ecosystem perspective

    Snowdonia Society volunteers have worked tirelessly for years to combat Rhododendron ponticum in Snowdonia, more specifically in Nant Gwynant.  What is so bad about this plant with beautiful pink flowers? What are the impacts of the plant itself, and of our efforts to control it?

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    A year in the life of the Snowdonia Ecosystem Project

    We presented this video update about the fantastic work of the Snowdonia Ecosystem Project’s volunteers at Saturday’s AGM​ (17th October 2015)​. If you missed it (or would like to watch it again) here it is!​ A big thank you to all our volunteers for all their fabulous work over the year.  

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    Managing Snowdon seminar

    The Snowdonia Society is pleased to support this excellent initiative. SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY press release   Managing Snowdon On Monday night, November 9th, weeks of consultation on the future of Snowdon reaches its climax. In a seminar at the Victoria Hotel in Llanberis, Monday, November 9 at 18.30, more than 80 people will meet to […]

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    The Future of Snowdon: have your say

    Snowdonia National Park Authority press release In a series of meetings leading up to a major conference in November, local residents and businesses will be able to voice their opinions and share their ideas on matters relating to managing Wales’ most iconic mountain, Snowdon. As the number of visitors to the area drop during the […]

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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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  • Our work in Nant Gwynant and the Gwyrfai catchment: an ecosystem interpretation

    Our case study will focus on the Nant Gwynant and Gwyrfai areas.  This mountainous region includes mountain peaks, valley floors, natural lakes and rivers, woodland and heathland, and  features a number of protected sites

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  • Bethan at Tŷ Hyll

    Bethan is growing Tŷ Hyll

    Inspiring people of all ages to love Snowdonia’s nature. We are pleased to welcome Bethan Wynne Jones to the Snowdonia Society team, as the new Growing Tŷ Hyll Officer. Bethan has already put together an inspiring programme of activies at Tŷ Hyll, including a Bees & Trees Treasure Hunt, Small Mammal Survey Training and a Spider Safari. See Tŷ Hyll events for a full […]

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    What is an ecosystem and why does it matter?

    An ecosystem  is a collective term used to describe a community of living organisms (such as plants, animals and bacteria) and the non-living components of their environment (such as rocks, soil and water) interacting with each other.  Ecosystems are all around us, from coral reefs  to grasslands and lakes to tropical rainforests, and we are […]

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    Flora Locale training programme

    This year the Flora Locale training programme features our Director, John Harold, who will be delivering courses in urban meadow management and Managing woodlands and gardens for wildlife and sustainability. Thee Flora Locale training programme Flora Locale training programme is created for people involved in the design management and restoration of landscapes for biodiversity, whether on a […]

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    National Parks Matter

    Earlier in 2014, John Griffiths, the Welsh Government Minister for National Parks announced a Review of Governance of Designated Landscapes in Wales by an independent Panel. This Panel will look at, amongst other things, a single designation for both National Parks and AONBs. The key issue of whether or not National Park Authorities will retain […]

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