Pitching in for Snowdonia’s Footpaths

Pitching in for Snowdonia’s Footpaths

At the beginning of the year, in conversation with National Trust Wales, we came up with a plan: to jointly host a footpath maintenance day on the first Saturday of each month from April through to October 2018.

Across the seven months, 38 Snowdonia Society volunteers worked alongside the local National Trust footpath team to maintain some of Snowdonia’s busiest footpaths on Snowdon’s Watkin path, Glyder Fawr, Y Garn, Cwm Tryfan, Cwm Bychan and Craflwyn. The work took us from the snow capped peaks of April, through the sweltering heat of June, and into the autumnal colours of October.

Owain Thomas, Snowdonia Society’s Project Officer said: ‘”This amazing effort from the team leaders and volunteers allows for continued access to these beautiful valleys and mountains, whilst also helping to keep hundreds of thousands of Snowdonia adventurers on the right path”.

He added: “Doing so successfully allows everyone to enjoy these stunning views whilst also being responsible by not over-eroding our special landscape. A huge thanks goes out to the 38 volunteers who contributed 190 hours of their time to the footpaths of Snowdonia “

The work of the Snowdonia Society volunteers has gone towards maintaining and protecting some of our favourite footpaths and landscapes in the National Park. This project will continue in 2019 and we’d love for you to come and join in.

Get in touch with our Project Officer Owain Thomas if you’d like to pitch in for Snowdonia’s footpaths next year: owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk


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