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2015 Press Releases

St David's Hotel

Demolish St. David’s Hotel, Harlech

14 December 2015

On December 2nd this year, Snowdonia National Park Authority served a Notice on the owners of St David’s Hotel Harlech, Aitchison Associates Limited, to demolish their property and to clear the site completely.

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Google Trekker

Google Trekker on Snowdonia footpaths

11 December 2015

On International Mountain Day, it is announced that it is now possible for people from all over the world to see some of the busiest and spectacular footpaths on Snowdonia’s mountains from the comfort of their homes, thanks to Google Street View.

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 Venus (© SNPA)

It’s Official: Snowdonia – International Dark Sky Reserve

4 December 2015

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

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Planning

Planning Improving in Snowdonia

30 October 2015

In his latest report, the Auditor General for Wales has noted an improvement in the performance of Snowdonia National Park Authority’s Planning Service during the past year and has suggested ways to build on that improvement.

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Darkness

Shine Your Light

26 October 2015

As the clocks are turned back and people taking advantage of the dry weather and half term holidays to go walking, MountainSafe is reminding walkers to take care when venturing into the mountains.

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Yr Ysgwrn

Yr Ysgwrn - An Important Chapter

20 October 2015

This week, work began on restoring and improving the site of Yr Ysgwrn and several opportunities for the public to visit this historical place have been organised for the coming weeks.

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Llyn Mair

Spectacular Autumn Leaf Colours at Plas Tan y Bwlch

19 October 2015

Following the sunny and warm weather in September, nature experts predict a spectacular display of autumnal colors on tree leaves during the coming weeks.

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Awel Gruffydd

Venturing into Snowdonia

7 October 2015

The National Library of Wales (the Library) Shop faces a busy period during autumn 2015 as it ventures further afield with its stock.

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Emyr Williams

Performance is Improving according to Auditor.

1 October 2015

At a meeting at Plas Tan y Bwlch yesterday, Snowdonia National Park Authority’s Chief Executive welcomed the General Auditor’s Annual Improvement Report.

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Gwirfoddolwyr

The Future of Snowdon – Have Your Say

1 October 2015

In a series of meetings leading up to a major conference in November, local residents and businesses will be able to express their opinions on matters relating to managing Wales’ most iconic mountain, Snowdon.

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Opening the exhibition

Yr Ysgwrn Temporary Exhibition to Open

10 September 2015

This evening, (Thursday, September 10), Gerald Williams and Malo Bampton, the nephew and niece of the poet Hedd Wyn, officially opened Yr Ysgwrn temporary exhibition at Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog.

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Birthday Cake

Celebrating 40 at Plas Tan y Bwlch

3 September 2015

This week, Plas Tan y Bwlch near Maentwrog celebrated 40 years since being established as the Snowdonia National Park Centre.

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Betws y Coed TIC

Change to Visitor Services

23 July 2015

The opening patterns for three of Snowdonia National Park Authority’s Information Centres will change this winter.

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Winners

Prestigious Award for School Design

17 July 2015

At a ceremony in London recently, it was announced that Ysgol Craig y Deryn in Llanegryn, had won one of the main Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)’s Awards.

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SNPA Office

Search for New Voices

1 July 2015

In order to improve its work, Snowdonia National Park Authority is keen to increase the diversity of its members and ensure a better balance in terms of gender, age, disability and ethnicity and a better representation of various communities at the same time.

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Foxglove

Every Cloud has a 'Purple' Lining

18 June 2015

An unexpected result of the storms suffered in Plas Tan y Bwlch in February last year, has been the mass explosion of foxglove flowers that have appeared in the Victorian gardens.

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Biodiversity Show

Owl Pellets and Starts thrill Snowdonia's Children

16 June 2015

Over the period of two weeks, more than 300 school pupils in Snowdonia have the opportunity to learn more about how important dark skies are to creatures and people as the National Park Authority’s Biodiversity Show travels around Snowdonia.

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Defaid

Appeal to Dog Owners in Snowdonia

15 June 2015

Following several unfortunate incidents recently, dog owners are being asked to take extra care when walking in Snowdonia National Park.

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In front of the Signal Box

Green Light Given to Old Signal Box Garden

12 June 2015

A £2,500 Grow Wild funding award enables volunteers to create a wild flower space at Penmaenpool.

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Japanese Knotweed

Appeal for Volunteers

5 June 2015

As it’s the end of Volunteers Week this week, it is a great opportunity to celebrate the incredible contribution volunteers make to the work of the National Park... and to appeal for more!

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Penmaen - newydd

Roof Comes Out on Top

1 June 2015

At the 2015 UK Roofing Awards held in London recently, the winner of the Heritage Roofing category was work carried out on an old farmhouse near Dolgellau, Meirionnydd.

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Hafod Eryri

Objection to Comments made by the Wales Tourism Alliance.

13 May 2015

At a meeting in Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog today (Wednesday, 13 May 2015), members of Snowdonia National Park Authority decided to announce that it totally disagrees with the opinion of Wales Tourism Alliance’s Chairman regarding the use of the Welsh language when welcoming visitors to Wales.

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Handkerchief Tree

One of the World’s Most Beautiful Trees Blossoms at Plas Tan y Bwlch

11 May 2015

A cold and early spring followed by a sunny and warm April has caused one of the world’s most beautiful trees, the Pocket Handkerchief Tree Davidia involucrata, to produce a spectacular display of flowers in the gardens of Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog.

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Yr Ysgwrn

Yr Ysgwrn - What next

23 April 2015

At an Open Day on Saturday, April 25th, there will be an opportunity for the public to see what developments are underway at the historic home of Hedd Wyn, Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd.

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Hafod y Bryn

New Woodland for Llanbedr residents

21 April 2015

Following close collaboration between local villagers, officers from Snowdonia National Park Authority and Keep Wales Tidy, residents of Llanbedr and the surrounding area have new woodland to enjoy.

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Side - after

£1,000 Fine: Failing to comply with Listed Building Enforcement Notice.

21 April 2015

On the 16th of April at Dolgellau Magistrates Court, Charles and Suzanne Slaney of Marianfa, Lombard Street, Dolgellau both pleaded guilty to two planning law offences.

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Graffiti Llanberis

Holiday Graffiti

17 April 2015

During their school holidays, young people from Llanberis have been spraying graffiti on the walls of Y Ganolfan in the village

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Snowdonia Society Volunteers

New Resource for Three Peak Challengers

14 April 2015

Three co-ordinated Mountain Care days are being held across the highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales this weekend to highlight the launch of a new piece of ‘kit’ for charity challengers. The new kit won’t be found on the slopes of the nation’s favourite mountains, but online, as a central resource with useful route maps, environmental information, health and safety tips and a simple one stop registration process.

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Pupils from Ty Meirion

Pupils Improve Local Environment

1 April 2015

On Thursday, March 26, 11 new parkland trees were planted on the outskirts of Dolgellau, thanks to pupils of Tŷ Meirion at Ysgol y Gader, and Snowdonia National Park Authority staff.

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Ysgol Craig y Deryn

School Design Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

31 March 2015

Today, (Tuesday, 31tstMarch), it has been announced that Ysgol Craig y Deryn in Llanegryn, has been shortlisted for the one the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)’s main Planning Awards.

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Bwlch Glas

Easter Message from MountainSafe

30 March 2015

As clocks have turned, daylight increases and spring begins to show its colours, MountainSafe is encouraging all walkers to check the weather forecast before setting off to the mountains this Easter.

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Cover of EryriSnowdonia1516 mag

EryriSnowdonia 201516 available NOW!

26 March 2015

The publication, EryriSnowdonia 2015-16, which is essential for anyone who wants to enjoy Snowdonia, whether they live in, or visiting the National Park, is now available, free of charge.

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Ysgol Garndolbenmaen planting their tree

Planting a Tree in Every School in Snowdonia - in a Day!

11 March 2015

In the International Year of Soils, and during the year that Snowdonia National Park celebrates its 64th birthday, today (Wednesday, March 11th, 2015), between 9 and 3 o'clock, one tree was planted in each of the 64 schools in the National Park and the surrounding area.

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Tŷ Cipar, Llyn Conwy

"Seeing Stars" Campaign in Snowdonia

2 February 2015

During the coming weeks, residents and businesses in Snowdonia will be able to find out more about the Authority's effort in gaining an International Dark Sky Reserve status for Snowdonia.

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Gwifrau Trydan y Grid Cenedlaethol / National Grid Power Lines

Residents invited to contribute to research views on power lines

21 January 2015

Opportunity for people to help inform initial research to reduce the visual impact of electricity lines in the Brecon Beacons National Park and Snowdonia National Park.

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Y Gadair Ddu

3D printed replica of Y Gadair Ddu unveiled by First Minister

13 January 2015

A striking 6ft, 3D printed replica of Welsh poet Hedd Wyn’s original Gadair Ddu (Black Chair) will today be unveiled by First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones.

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Dave Padley yn dangos sut i hollti coes ar gyfer eu plygu / Dave Padley demonstrating how to split trees for hedge laying

Learn to Hedge Lay

6 January 2015

An opportunity has arisen for farmers and landowners in Snowdonia National Park to attend a hedge laying course at the beginning of February.

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