• Rhododendron Clearance

    Rhododendron Clearance, Nant Gwynant Booking essential The Society have been involved with the clearance of the invasive species Rhododendron Ponticum in Nant Gwynant for some time. Working in partnership with the National Park Authority the work has been historically centred around Bryn Gwynant YHA. We are now at a stage where we can expand our […]

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  • Bat Walk

    Bat Walk, Tŷ Hyll Booking essential Join us on a night time walk with local bat expert, Sam Dyer. With the help of bat detectors (these machines turn normally inaudible bat calls into frequencies us humans can hear) we’ll hear and see bats in the woodland and riverside. This event will run quite late so […]

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  • Dry Stone Walling

    Dry Stone Walling,Nant Peris Booking essential The art of dry stone walling can be seen all over the Snowdonia National Park. However, the skill required to construct a dry stone wall in the style of the region is unknown to most. Join us, and learn the basics through helping to construct one of these beautiful […]

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  • Waymarker installation

    Waymarker Installation Booking essential. Free transport available from Bangor and Caernarfon: Over the past two months we have been working with The Woodland Trust and Kehoe countryside to produce waymarkers to mark the passage through Coed Felinrhyd, a Celtic Woodland that has its place in Welsh legend. Over the next few sessions we will be looking […]

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  • Harlech Beach Clean 2016

    Beach Clean – MCS Great British Beach Clean

    Beach Clean – MCS Great British Beach Clean Booking essential, Free transport from Bangor and Caernarfon Litter on our beaches has been a hot topic on the national news over the past couple of months. Come and join us for a day out on Harlech beach as we tackle the issue head on. As well […]

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  • Footpath Maintenance

    Footpath Maintenance Booking essential, Limited spaces Come and help us maintain some the most popular footpaths in the country. The footpaths of Snowdon are in constant need of maintenance as they are walked on by 500,000 people a year. If you love mountain hiking and use these footpaths yourself, then this is the volunteer day […]

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  • Dry Stone Walling

    Dry Stone Walling Booking essential, Limited spaces, Steel Toe Cap Boots required The art of dry stone walling can be seen all over the Snowdonia National Park. However, the skill required to construct a dry stone wall in the style of the region is unknown to most. Join us, and learn the basics through helping […]

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  • Dry Stone Walling

    Dry Stone Walling Limited spaces available, Steel Toe Cap Boots required We are teaming up with the National Trust to help manage their land at Ganllwyd. The art of dry stone walling can be seen all over the Snowdonia National Park. However, the skill required to construct a dry stone wall in the style of […]

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  • Water Vole Survey and Training

    Water Vole Survey and Training Booking essential, Free transport available from Bangor and Caernarfon The North Wales Mammal Group are holding a water vole surveying workshop beginning with a presentation on fieldwork introducing skills for finding and identifying signs of their presence in the morning followed by fieldwork out on the Migneint in the afternoon. Contact […]

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  • Dragonfly ID Day

    Dragonfly ID Day Booking essential, Limited spaces. £10 fee (deposit for volunteers) What are the differences between Dragonflies and Damselflies? Held at the beautiful Pensychnant Conservation Centre, this is a great opportunity to learn about an interesting class of insect whilst enjoying great scenery. Come and learn all about Dragonflies and their fascinating lives, with […]

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  • Footpath Maintenance

    Footpath Maintenance Booking essential, Limited spaces Enjoy spectacular views of Y Garn as we join the National Trust footpath maintenance team for a satisfying day out. So far this year we have helped the team clear drains and culverts, pitch stepping stones and dismantle unnecessary cairns. The work we do goes a long way to […]

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  • Snowdon Footpath Maintenance

    Snowdon Footpath Maintenance Booking essential, Limited spaces available Come and help us maintain some the most popular footpaths in the country. The footpaths of Snowdon are in constant need of maintenance as they are walked on by 500,000 people a year. If you love mountain hiking and use these footpaths yourself, then this is the […]

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  • Snowdonia Slate Trail Survey

    Snowdonia Slate Train Survey Booking essential, One year on. The Snowdonia Society Volunteers have been called upon to help maintain the Snowdonia Slate Trail. The Snowdonia Slate Trail is an 85 mile circular trail which enables walkers to explore the industrial heritage of the slate villages scattered around the mountains of Snowdonia. The maintenance work […]

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    Boardwalk Removal

    Boardwalk Removal Booking essential, Free transport from Bangor and Caernarfon *Originally scheduled as a Himalayan balsam bashing day, contact Owain for further info on change* We will be helping the Snowdonia National Park Authority remove a broken section of old boardwalk from Morfa Dyffryn beach. Having a clear and safe route down to the beach […]

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  • Woodland Management

    Woodland Management, Booking essential, We are teaming up with the National Trust to help manage and improve vitally important oak woodlands around Ganllwyd. We will be working to help the rare species found here by assisting the rangers in clearing scrub. Our work will improve the woodland habitat and help these species thrive. Contact Owain […]

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    Fencing

    Fencing Booking essential, Limited spaces available Since taking over the farm in 2016 the Pensychnant Conservation Center have had a variety of new and exciting challenges to undertake. One of these challenges has been the maintenance of the field boundaries. Conservation grazing and designating areas for grazing purposes is important to the team, which is […]

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  • Balsam Bashing

    Balsam Bashing Booking essential, Free transport from Bangor and Caernarfon Himalayan balsam is an aggressive, non-native plant. Dense stands suffocate other plants, pushing out native plant communities, and when it dies back in winter it leaves bare river banks which are more vulnerable to erosion. We have been working with the SNPA over recent years […]

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  • Waymark making

    Waymark making Booking essential Get hands on as we team up with the Woodland Trust and Kehoe Countryside to build waymarkers and split timber gates. The venue is Llennyrch Farm a fabulous welsh upland farm situated in a landscape containing precious Celtic Woodland that has a place in Welsh legend. Contact Dan to register: dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk […]

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  • Gorse Clearance for Archaeology

    Gorse Clearance, Rachub Booking essential We need your help to protect this archaeological site from being engulfed in gorse! Come join us as we tackle the troublesome gorse and come to learn more about the archaeology and ecology of this site. The image shows the elevated position of this site overlooking the village of Rachub. […]

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  • Balsam Bashing, Pen Y Gwryd

    Balsam Bashing, Pen Y Gwryd Booking essential Himalayan balsam is an aggressive, non-native plant. Dense stands suffocate other plants, pushing out native plant communities, and when it dies back in winter it leaves bare river banks which are more vulnerable to erosion. Himalayan balsam also produces copious amounts of nectar which attracts pollinators away from […]

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