• Picture this … but without the pylons!

    Today a spectacular corner of Snowdonia National Park moves one step closer to freedom from the blight of giant pylons National Grid have announced the final shortlist of 4 sites for their £500m Visual Impact Provision project, which will see sections of high-voltage lines undergrounded in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in […]

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    Notice of the Annual General Meeting

    Notice of the Snowdonia Society Annual General Meeting Saturday, 17 October 2015, 2pm Dragon Theatre and Barmouth Community Centre Jubilee Road, BARMOUTH, Gwynedd  LL42 1EF Director John Harold urges all members to take part in the AGM, “I’m keen to hear your views on important issues, our work and our direction”. Note: Guest speaker, Alun Ffred Jones […]

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    Volunteers needed: Snowdonia Marathon

    Volunteers needed: Snowdonia Marathon Sat 24 October Can you help out at the Beddgelert feed station? Contact netticollister@hotmail.com to lend a hand. Volunteers are needed to hand out drinks and gels at our food station, keep the area tidy and cheer on all the amazing runners, in return for a generous donation to the Snowdonia Society […]

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  • September volunteer workdays & training

    September Volunteer Workdays Hello everyone, I am writing to inform you about our upcoming volunteer workdays for the month of September 2015. 1/9, 2/9, 3/9 Charcoal and Footpaths – Abergwyngregyn: Learn a new skill. We have teamed up with Natural Resources Wales to provide the opportunity to learn the skill of charcoal making. Over the […]

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    Help John’s team across the line !

    All proceeds to the Snowdonia Society! Snowdonia Society Director, John Harold, has assembled a team for the Fabian4 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Challenge on 13th September. All proceeds from this event  go to support the Snowdonia Society’s conservation work across the National Park. John is getting close to his target – can you help him get across the […]

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    Welcome to our new website!

    We  hope you like our new mobile-friendly website. With this new site we can share information about our campaigns and keep you up to date with events and  conservation activities more easily. What’s more, all Tŷ Hyll (Ugly House) information is now included here. Check out new features such as the events listings, the news feed from our Facebook page, and if you […]

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  • Our work in Nant Gwynant and the Gwyrfai catchment: an ecosystem interpretation

    Our case study will focus on the Nant Gwynant and Gwyrfai areas.  This mountainous region includes mountain peaks, valley floors, natural lakes and rivers, woodland and heathland, and  features a number of protected sites

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    Bethan is growing Tŷ Hyll

    Inspiring people of all ages to love Snowdonia’s nature. We are pleased to welcome Bethan Wynne Jones to the Snowdonia Society team, as the new Growing Tŷ Hyll Officer. Bethan has already put together an inspiring programme of activies at Tŷ Hyll, including a Bees & Trees Treasure Hunt, Small Mammal Survey Training and a Spider Safari. See Tŷ Hyll events for a full […]

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    Snowdon cafe supports Snowdonia Society

    Our latest Business Member Steffan at Pen-y-Ceunant Isaf tea house on the route up to Snowdon has been giving our volunteers a warm welcome after their Snowdon litter picks for years. Now we are thrilled that he is doing more to support our work by becoming a Business Member. Bring your own snacks! Pen-y-Ceunant Isaf is a […]

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  • Volunteers needed

    Where? The Snowdonia Society has a stand at RSPB Conwy… When? July 25th and 26th… We need your help! What? Can you spare an hour, half a day or even the whole day to join our team and help make the Snowdonia Society’s stand a success? Contact john for more info:  john@snowdonia-society.org.uk or 01286 685498 […]

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    Conwy Falls hydro threatens rare plants

    Protected? Cymdeithas Eryri the Snowdonia Society has submitted its response to a planning application (NP4/26/323)  to develop a 5MW hydro-electric scheme at Conwy Falls and the Fairy Glen, near Betws y Coed in Snowdonia.  The development would involve construction of a weir above Conwy Falls, 1 km of rock tunnel, more than 1km of buried pipeline, […]

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    Volunteer workdays for July 2015

    Hello everyone, Here are our upcoming volunteer workdays for the month of July 2015. 4/7, 15/7, 23/7, 29/7: Balsam Bashing – Bala: The Balsam pulling season has begun! 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 […]

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    £500 donation from Snowdonia Marathon for our volunteers

    Thank you Snowdonia Marathon and thank you to all the volunteers who spent the day at the Snowdonia Marathon Beddgelert feed station on 25th October last year. Your efforts generated a donation of £500. The volunteers handed out drinks, gels and other high energy foods, cleared up discarded cups and gel packets and cheered on the runners. Every year […]

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  • Pollinator-friendly plants for sale

    DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO SAVE THE BEES!!! During the summer at Tŷ Hyll (the Ugly House) we have ‘Plants for Pollinators’ for sale, in addition to our ‘Seeds for Bees’. All the plants are kindly donated by our Tŷ Hyll volunteers and all proceeds go to the upkeep of this haven for nature and wildlife. […]

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    What is an ecosystem and why does it matter?

    An ecosystem  is a collective term used to describe a community of living organisms (such as plants, animals and bacteria) and the non-living components of their environment (such as rocks, soil and water) interacting with each other.  Ecosystems are all around us, from coral reefs  to grasslands and lakes to tropical rainforests, and we are […]

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    Flora Locale training programme

    This year the Flora Locale training programme features our Director, John Harold, who will be delivering courses in urban meadow management and Managing woodlands and gardens for wildlife and sustainability. Thee Flora Locale training programme Flora Locale training programme is created for people involved in the design management and restoration of landscapes for biodiversity, whether on a […]

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    A bridge too far: Local Authority engineers fail to respect National Park

    An old slate clapper bridge over Afon Goch above Llanberis was destroyed in a storm in November 2013. It is hard to imagine anything more out of place and proportion than its new replacement, from the long and wide concrete base to the ridiculously high sides set at an architecturally elegant angle. Overengineered and overspecified, […]

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    NO PRESENTS please!

    How often have you made such a plea to friends or family before a birthday only to receive another fattening box of chocolates or a pair of gloves you will never wear? Clearly, people love to give. So, instead of saying ‘no presents’, why not follow the example of one of our supporters? When celebrating […]

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    Cwm Glas hydro – what is happening in Wales’ wildest landscape?

    Conservation charity the Snowdonia Society says that Greenearth Hydro, the company behind the hydro scheme on the Afon Gennog in Nant Peris,  is breaching the terms of their planning permission and desecrating a pristine part of the National Park landscape. Snowdonia Society Director John Harold said: “What are the developers thinking of?  For over 6 […]

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    Bryn Tyrch Inn support our work

    We are pleased to announce our latest Business Member – Bryn Tyrch Inn in Capel Curig, an ideal place to eat and sleep in Snowdonia. A finalist for ‘Best Place to Eat’ in 2013 National Tourism Awards, they are proud to say “All of our hotel bedrooms are cosy and comfortable with contemporary en-suite bath or […]

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