Increased Parking Spaces at the Foot of Snowdon
13 February 2017
In order to enable more parking spaces on the shores of Llyn Cwellyn, contractors are currently working on redesigning the Llyn Cwellyn/Snowdon Ranger car park.
At present, it is possible to park up to 37 vehicles in the Llyn Cwellyn/ Snowdon Ranger car park which is owned by Snowdonia National Park Authority. But following the work, which will take six weeks to complete, there will be 61 parking spaces available. The car park is currently an important facility for walkers who want to follow the Snowdon Ranger Path, as well as those who enjoy following the accessible Janus Path to the lakeside.
Edward Jones, the Authority’s Property Manager explains further:
"Not only has the car park increased in its popularity due to those who wish to walk up Snowdon, but the recent work of improving and extending the boardwalk has also contributed to a busy car park. A number of organisations, including Bro Garmon Community Council expressed their concerns regarding road safety in this area, in particular at peak times, when there were cars parked on the roadside. The new design now means that the capacity of the car park has nearly doubled and we are extremely grateful to the Welsh Government for the capital grant to enable us to implement the plan. After completion, this work will provide a valuable contribution towards mitigating the challenges of parking around the foot of Snowdon. "
Architects Dobson Owen from Pwllheli and contractor Gwilym James from Trawsfynydd want to ensure that part of the car park will remain open during the development phase to offer a limited number of parking spaces.
Notes to Editors
1. Details of the drawings: plans before and after the work.
2. The Janus Trail opened in 2007/8. With important repairs made last year to the boardwalk enabling people of all abilities to enjoy the trails.