• Dozens of volunteers gather to Make a Difference in Snowdonia

    The Snowdonia Society held its fourth annual Make a Difference (MaD) Weekend this September, which saw partner organisations, sponsors, volunteers and staff get together in person after a challenging 18 months.

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  • Forget the flip-flops, this is serious

    What are the essentials for enjoying the outdoors responsibly, and what would truly sustainable tourism look like in Snowdonia?

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  • Free Accredited Training in August

    Accredited Unit: Maintaining Mountain and Lowland Footpaths In the summer of 2018, the Snowdonia Society launched a new accredited unit in footpath maintenance. This unit allows you to learn and demonstrate your footpath maintenance skills – and is a useful addition to your CV. This unit is ideal for those who wish to have a […]

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  • The balsam season is here – and we need your help!

    As part of the Carneddau landscape Partnership, Cymdeithas Eryri is working to support local communities to tackle the invasive species Himalayan balsam in their local area.  Clearing Himalayan balsam is a time consuming but hugely satisfying task – and many hands really do make light work in this case. Himalayan balsam seeds spread very easily, […]

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  • Volunteers we need you!

    Summer is fast approaching and we need your help to manage visitor impacts!

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  • We’re recruiting: Project Officer – DEADLINE EXTENDED

    An exciting opportunity to join our team!

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  • Trees: why do we plant them?

    Planting trees increases survival rates as the trees have already got through their vulnerable early stages of life and so are likely to flourish. This is in contrast to natural regeneration in which there are many losses.

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  • David Bird wins runner-up prize in national award

    Our wonderful volunteer, David Bird, has won a runner-up prize in a Volunteer of the Year award that celebrates dedicated volunteers working in national parks across England and Wales. Around forty volunteers were nominated for this award, organised by Campaign for National Parks, so we are extra proud! A big thank you to the hundreds of you who voted for David.

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  • Care for Snowdonia

    Make a difference in 2021 Unprecedented numbers of people visited Snowdonia last year, eager to enjoy the beautiful National Park. ‘Staycations’ will be massive again in 2021, with people longing for escape after a winter of lockdown, so Snowdonia could be even busier. This is why we need your help.  Snowdonia Society is working with […]

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  • Vote for David!

    Our dedicated volunteer, David Bird is short-listed for a national Volunteer of the Year award! The winner is chosen by the public in a very short time-frame: please vote for David now as voting ends this Wednesday! David has been a stalwart volunteer with the Snowdonia Society since first volunteering with us in May 2019. He […]

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  • Trees for the future

    As you may be aware, The National Trust are planning to plant 20 million native trees over the next decade as part of their Woodlands Appeal Scheme. While increasing the overall coverage of trees is important of equal importance is the provenance of these trees. This is why the National Trust have started their own […]

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  • Mending our Mountains: The PyG track, Snowdon

    An even busier summer than usual, combined with periods of traditionally Welsh weather and the inability of footpath maintenance to take place during lockdown, has left the paths leading to the summit of Snowdon in a rather sorry state. Thankfully, a small team of our volunteers were on hand on the 23rd of September to […]

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  • “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”

    The mists may have given way to lashing rain at the moment, but this line from Keats’ poem, Ode to Autumn, has been in my mind awhile.

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  • Penceunant Café fuels Snowdonia Society volunteers on Eryri’s busiest mountain

    Tea and bara brith kept our volunteers going during the busy summer period post-lockdown

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  • A £4 million scheme comes at ‘critical time’ for the Carneddau’s heritage and local communities.

    The Snowdonia Society is delighted to be both a core partner – helping to shape and govern the project –  and a delivery partner – getting stuck in and helping to make things happen!    We’ll be running walks, talks and volunteer events and supporting the partnership however possible. 

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  • Volunteers back with a bang!

    In March our volunteers had to down tools as lockdown began.  By July they were back in action… 

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  • Should I put my litter in the bin?

    Bins are expected in towns and cities where there are generally more resources available for regular emptying, recycling and disposal.  That expectation, transferred to the mountains, lakes and valleys of Snowdonia, creates a problem of its own.

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  • To our “Welcome Back” volunteers- Thank you!

    Welcoming people back to Snowdonia Over the past month the Snowdonia Society has been working with the National Park Authority, the Outdoor Partnership and the National Trust to organise volunteer days to assist with welcoming visitors back to Snowdonia. On March the 23rd the UK went into lockdown. Within days Snowdonia went from a hive […]

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  • Snowdonia Society features on BBC Radio Wales

    Did you hear us on BBC Radio Wales last Sunday? If you didn’t manage to catch us on BBC Radio Wales’s Country Focus program last Sunday don’t worry, the program is available to listen to throughout August here. The program features the “welcome back volunteers”, a joint initiative between the Society, Snowdonia National Park Authority […]

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  • Welcome back to the future

    “As we welcome visitors back, we must focus on what we want from tourism”

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