• Plant sales at Tŷ Hyll: £980

    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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    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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    Mountaineers needed to find dotterel in Snowdonia

    Do you spend time on the high summits of Snowdonia?  Can you help us to track down the dotterel, a beautiful and  special bird of high mountain places? The dotterel has a most unusual life story.  Female dotterels are more brightly coloured than males, and it is the females which do most of the courtship […]

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    National Parks Matter

    Earlier in 2014, John Griffiths, the Welsh Government Minister for National Parks announced a Review of Governance of Designated Landscapes in Wales by an independent Panel. This Panel will look at, amongst other things, a single designation for both National Parks and AONBs. The key issue of whether or not National Park Authorities will retain […]

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  • Glyn Rhonwy Consultation

    Snowdonia Society questions how pumped storage project will connect to National Grid. Having obtained planning permission from Gwynedd Council for a 49.9MW pumped storage development at Glyn Rhonwy, Snowdonia Pumped Hydro Ltd (SPH) are now applying to double the capacity of the project to 99.9MW.  This application will be handled as a ‘major infrastructure project’ […]

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    RAW Adventures leads the way

    RAW Adventures have just made a donation of £320 in recognition of the work we do to look after this iconic mountain and its footpaths. Kate & Ross Worthington of RAW Adventures are Business Members and key partners on Snowdonia Society workdays, clearing litter or maintaining footpaths. In connection with their business guiding groups and individuals up […]

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    Archive volunteer needed: Can you help?

    During a recent office tidy-up we unearthed this poster for the Snowdonia Society’s first Public Meeting. It is humbling to see that the vision behind that meeting on Saturday 10th June 1967 remains relevant today. With the Society’s 50th Birthday on the horizon, we would like to make available this  and other evidence of our long history of […]

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  • Looking for older news items?

        See the archive of news items from the old Snowdonia Society website.      

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    Coast to Coast walk raises £320

    Snowdonia Society volunteer Glynis Archer has successfully completed all 197 miles of the Coast to Coast Trail and she wants to thank all those who have supported her. She raised £640 for her two chosen charities: the Snowdonia Society and the Glaslyn Wildlife (the Ospreys). It’s not too late to boost this total by making a donation now! […]

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