Managing Snowdon seminar

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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 discuss and express opinions on managing the impact of recreation on Snowdon. This meeting is the culmination of a series of consultation meetings held in recent weeks for residents, local businesses and other users.

Among the topics that have been already raised in meetings were for example:

  • Should the companies who organize events on Snowdon pay for that privilege?
  • Do we need to invest more in the work of maintaining the footpaths of Snowdon?
  • How do we reduce litter on Snowdon?
  • Should more use be made of Welsh names on Snowdon?
  • Should dogs be banned from Snowdon?

Discussions so far have shown the strength of people’s views about the importance of protecting the interests of Wales’ most iconic mountain and the seminar on Monday night at Llanberis is an opportunity to agree on the best way forward.

Leading and participating in the seminar are representatives of the Snowdon Partnership. Members include representatives from Snowdonia National Park Authority, The National Trust, Snowdonia Society, Gwynedd and Conwy Councils, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Natural Resources Wales, the Northern Local Access Forum and Snowdonia Active as well as farming unions and local mountain rescue teams. These are all organisations that on a day to day basis are actively involved in some way in the management of the mountain, be it footpath repairs and maintenance, volunteer work, promoting tourism, sheep and cattle farming, conservation work or rescues.

A full report of the consultation period to date are available on

For further information, contact Llinos Angharad, Snowdonia National Park Authority’s Media and Events Officer on 01766 772237 or 07766 255509.


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