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Access Forums

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 obliged the Snowdonia National Park Authority, as an "Appointing Authority", to establish one or more Local Access Forums to advise the Authority and other organisations how to improve public access to land in Snowdonia for open air recreation and enjoyment.

In April 2002, the Snowdonia National Park established two Local Access Forums – one for the North, and one (jointly with Gwynedd Council) for the South of the National Park.

The Forums were established in accordance with Regulations issued by Welsh Assembly Government and guidance from the Countryside Council for Wales. Membership is equally balanced between land management and recreation interests. Meetings are open to the public.

The Membership must be reappointed every three years, in accordance with the Regulations, the process will be repeated in 2020.

The Authority's website publishes the following information about the Local Access Forums (North and South):

Forthcoming Meetings - Northern Snowdonia

  • 2nd of March 2020
  • 8th of June 2020
  • 7th of September 2020
  • 7th of December 2020

Forthcoming Meetings - Southern Snowdonia

  • 10th of March 2020
  • 9th of June 2020
  • 15th of September 2020
  • 24th of November 2020

Contact Details:

Snowdonia National Park Authority
National Park Office, Penrhyndeudraeth
Gwynedd. LL48 6LF

Telephone: 01766 770274

Fax: 01766 771211