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 more formal way of demonstrating their practical experience.
In 2021 we are teaming up with the National Trust footpath team to bring you 4 days in August to take part.
By undertaking this unit, you will:
• Identify and clear blocked drains and culverts
• Pick up and survey litter
• Check and clean tools before and after use
Paper work is very light, requiring you only to write a short paragraph about your experience.
When can I take part?
This unit takes only a day to complete so it is doable for everyone. Subject to sufficient interest, we currently have the following dates available, which will all be held at various locations in North Snowodnia.
Tuesday 3/08- Watkin Path (Nant Gwynant)
Saturday 14/08- Aberglaslyn/ Bryn Du (Nantmor)
Tuesday 17/08- Y Garn (Ogwen)
Tuesday 24/08- Cwm Bochlwyd/ Cwm Tryfan (Ogwen)
How to apply?
If you do not already have a volunteer profile you will be asked to create one. You will be contacted soon after signing up to your chosen date to confirm your place.
If you experience any difficulties or have any questions please contact Dan who will be happy to help.
Please be aware that spaces are limited and will be given on a first come first serve basis.
We have clear protocols and risk assessments for coronavirus to allow us to carry out practical outdoor work as safely as possible, if you would like more information on these please get in touch. To ensure social distancing is possible at all times, the number of volunteers for each workday is strictly limited.