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    Betws-y-Coed – Conwy bus service withdrawn

    Arriva Buses Wales have notified Conwy County Borough Council that the commercially operated Service 19, which runs between Betws-y-Coed and Conwy, will cease to operate from 1st May 2016. Please let them know how this will affect you.

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    Why I turn a blind eye to litter

    On a recent shopping trip I passed a messy display of rubbish strewn by a litter bin. To my shame, I walked round it. What stopped me from picking it up and putting it in the bin?

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  • Dr John Disley

    Dr John Disley CBE, 1928 – 2016

    It is with great sadness that we report the death at the age of 87 of John Disley, former President and a close friend and supporter of the Snowdonia Society.

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  • Recycling 1 aluminium drinks can saves enough energy to boil water for 14 cups of tea.

    How do you get 14 cups of tea out of 1 drinks can?

    See a drinks can, pick it up, Put it in a recycling tub! Picking up and recycling 1 aluminium drinks can saves enough energy to boil water for 14 cups of tea. Why are so many still going to waste?

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  • Cairn Removal

    Cairns: blight or blessing?

    Please stop moving stones and building cairns! As cairns are built, stone by stone, the footpaths are eroding and the fragile landscape is being damaged.

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  • 38 Degrees petition 6,311 signatures small

    6,000 call for protection of Conwy Falls & Fairy Glen

    On Friday 5th February, Aberconwy Assembly Member Janet Finch-Saunders will receive a petition with more than 6,000 names, to deliver in person to Carl Sargeant, Minister for Natural Resources. The petition asks him to ensure that Conwy Falls & the Fairy Glen are protected from development. The petition will be handed over by representatives of […]

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    Can clear litter. Can save carbon. Can you sponsor me?

    Picking up and recycling 1 aluminium drinks can saves enough energy to boil water for 14 cups of tea. Please sponsor Frances to pick up and recycle 2,000 discarded cans in and near Snowdonia.

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  • Snowdonia mountains

    February: The month of mountains!

    Discover how mountain ranges are created and destroyed in Paul Gannon’s fascinating talk on the Geology of Mountains February 15th or get out and enjoy Snowdonia’s mountain peaks with a guided winter walk up Cadair Idris on February 24th! So why not shake off the winter blues and enjoy the mountains of Snowdonia?

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  • Pengwern Country House, Betws y Coed

    Pengwern Country House joins as a Business Member

    If you are looking for accommodation near Betws y Coed, why not consider staying at Pengwern Country House, our newest Business Member who are offering 10% discount to Snowdonia Society members.

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    February Volunteer Workdays

    Here are the volunteer workdays and events for February 2016! Tools Maintenance, Tuesday 2nd at Tŷ Hyll: Come along and help maintain the tools we have been using throughout 2015. We will have an expert on hand to guide us on how to maintain all sorts of tools, as well as prolonging their usefulness. Set at […]

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  • Snowdonia mountains

    Go wild this winter…

    Our events programme offers something for everyone in January and February to get out and get close to nature.: from the Big Garden Birdwatch at Tŷ Hyll to talks on Snowdonia’s ‘tundra’ and geology, or a challenging Winter Walk on Cadair Idris.

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  • Conwy Falls in full spate

    Conwy Falls & Fairy Glen – What’s all the fuss about?

    Multinational energy company RWE Innogy have submitted a planning application to Snowdonia National Park Authority to build a 5MW hydro-electric scheme on the River Conwy. The Snowdonia Society is concerned about the potential for serious negative impacts of this scheme on Conwy Falls and the Fairy Glen Site of Special Scientific Interest. Here’s how you can help.

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    This year you have helped us achieve…

    Christmas greetings from all of us here at the Snowdonia Society. Here are a few of the things you have helped us achieve during 2015:
    a major campaign on Conwy Falls and Fairy Glen; a successful new programme of events at Tŷ Hyll thanks to…

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  • Perseus & Pleiades, Cwm Dolgain

    Snowdonia becomes an International Dark Sky Reserve

    In Abergynolwyn on December 4th, it was announced that Snowdonia is now an International Dark Sky Reserve, the tenth in the world.

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    Discounts for Snowdonia Society Members

    Did you know that Snowdonia Society members benefit from generous discounts from some of our Business Members? Apart from the 20% offered in the Tŷ Hyll tearoom and at Cotswold Outdoor, you can also benefit from discounts on accommodation and training sessions.

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    January Volunteer Workdays

    Volunteers workdays for the month of January. Includes list of upcoming events at Ty Hyll.

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  • Aber Falls Carneddau web

    Snowdonia National Park budget slashed again

    While National Parks in England celebrate the Chancellor’s announcement of a flat budget, the budget for Snowdonia and other Welsh National Parks for 2016/17 face 5.3% cuts on top of savage cuts in the last two years.

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    Conwy Falls – an appeal from our Director

    Dear Friends, Please help with this important campaign to save a special place. The threat to Conwy Falls and the Fairy Glen SSSI in Snowdonia and the campaign to save them has brought together a great diversity of organisations and individuals. We think Conwy Falls and the Fairy Glen SSSI are worth saving…

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    Businesses offer a ‘superfix’ for Snowdonia

    Welcome to our two new Business Members, Swn-y-Dŵr Holiday Cottage and Superfix Supplements who have shown their commitment to protecting and enhancing the wonderful landscape of Snowdonia with its diverse wildlife by becoming Business members of the Snowdonia Society.

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  • Snowdonia coffee morning

    Coffee morning, Bethesda, Sat 12 Dec

    An opportunity to have a chat about our work, enjoy homemade cakes and mince pies galore. Snowdonia Society Christmas cards and our unique Seeds for Bees for sale; a tombola with books about Snowdonia, local paintings and all sorts of other intriguing items.

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