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Open letter urges campers to respect the Welsh environment this Bank Holiday weekend

26 August 2020

People visiting the great outdoors in Wales this Bank Holiday weekend are being urged to consider the impact ‘fly-camping’ can have on the environment and wildlife and to only camp at designated campsites.

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Further parking improvements in Snowdonia: National Park Authority to pilot pre-bookable weekend parking at Pen y Pass.

19 August 2020

National Park Authority to pilot pre-bookable weekend parking at Pen y Pass.

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A joint Press Release between Gwynedd Council, Snowdonia National Park Authority and North Wales Police

23 July 2020

Authorities come together to implement emergency parking measures

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The Dwyryd Estuary a step closer to a cable-free future

1 July 2020

At a meeting of the National Park Authority’s Planning Committee today, planning consent was granted for the erection of a tunnel head house to the south east of the Dwyryd estuary on the edge of the National Park. This development will enable the National Grid to proceed with plans to underground 3.4km of cabling that currently crosses the estuary overhead.

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Joint Statement

22 May 2020

Welsh National Park Authorities issue a call for continued patience amidst fears of a busy Bank Holiday weekend

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Snowdonia National Park Authority

Joint Statement from the Welsh National Parks - Welsh National Park Authorities issue clear message to respect Welsh Government Guidance

12 May 2020

Wales’ three National Park Authorities have welcomed new Welsh Government guidance reinforcing the need for people in Wales to stay at home, stay safe and protect the NHS.

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(© Heddlu Gogledd Cymru / North Wales Police)

May Day Bank Holiday: Please continue to stay home

7 May 2020

Key workers have united to urge members of the public to stay home and stay safe over Bank Holiday weekend.

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(© Arthur C. Harris)

Statement from the Snowdonia National Park Authority

25 March 2020

Following the unprecedented volume of visitors last weekend at popular sites in Snowdonia, the National Park Authority and Gwynedd Council will today close the areas busiest mountains with the help of emergency Welsh Government legislation. We hope that these measures will ensure that last weekend’s unprecedented scenes will not be repeated this coming weekend.

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Statement from the Snowdonia National Park Authority

23 March 2020

Following the busiest visitor weekend in living memory in Snowdonia the National Park Authority will today take further measures to protect rural communities and vital services from the spread of the Coronavirus. In co-operation with the police and local authorities the Snowdonia National Park Authority will close all its main car parks and is also exploring options to close down the most popular mountains and sites if the situation continues.

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SNPA calls on Government to institute clearer measures to protect rural communities

22 March 2020

Only 24 hours after the Prime Minister issued tighter measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Snowdonia National Park experienced its busiest ever visitor day yesterday. The National Park Authority in now calling on the government to institute clearer guidance and measures in order to ensure that the spread of the virus is slowed. Based on the unprecedented scenes in Snowdonia yesterday we fear that the current guidance is not explicit enough for people to protect themselves and others.

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Betws y Coed Information Centre (© SNPA)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

18 March 2020

In light of the current situation with Covid-19 and in line with government guidelines, we are in the process of making adaptations to our services. Our priority in these difficult times is the health of our staff and volunteers and looking after the communities and business in and around the National Park.

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Cynllun Eryri (© APCE / SNPA)

Cynllun Eryri is here! 

25 February 2020

We are half way through the consultation period for the new Snowdonia National Park Management Plan: Cynllun Eryri (‘Eryri’, pronounced e – ru – ree, is the Welsh name for Snowdonia; ‘Cynllun’, pronounced cyn – llin, is the Welsh word for plan).

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Cynllun Eryri (© APCE / SNPA)

Planning a bright future for Snowdonia through Cynllun Eryri

30 January 2020

From 3 February – 13 March 2020 the new National Park Partnership Plan called Cynllun Eryri (pronounced “cun-thl-een err-uhh-ree”) will be open for final public consultation. It sets out in detail how we will work together to look after the Park and the things that make it unique for future generations, from it’s very northern tip where the mountains meet the sea at Penmaen-bach, to its southernmost point of Aberdyfi.

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Llwytmor peatland on the Carneddau to benefit from restoration work

14 January 2020

Our peatlands act as a massive carbon store; but on the blanket bogs of Llwytmor and Foel-Grach on the Carneddau, large-scale erosion is risking releasing large amounts of carbon into our atmosphere and water courses. Now, thanks to funding from the Welsh Peatlands Sustainable Management Scheme (SMS) project and in collaboration with the National Trust and Aber and Llanfairfechan Graziers Society, peatland restoration work is about to commence on site.

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