2019 Press Releases
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.
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.
5 September 2019
The St David’s Hotel building in Harlech has stood derelict for many years now. Next week, the Snowdonia National Park Authority will commence with the demolition of the building. This follows a lengthy Planning Enforcement case which has culminated in the National Park Authority initiating direct action. The National Park Authority has received significant support from both the Welsh Government and Gwynedd Council in progressing to this point.
2 September 2019
The Snowdonia National Park Authority are working with Gwynedd Council and Conwy Council to develop a long term strategy to address the transport and parking issues around Snowdon and the surrounding areas as part of the Snowdon Partnership Plan.
29 August 2019
On Thursday the 5th September Welsh Minister Lesley Griffiths will officially launch the Celtic Rainforests Wales project at Ganllwyd Village Hall near Dolgellau. Stakeholders will come together to learn about the aims of the 7-year project, funded primarily by the EU LIFE programme and the Welsh Government’s Green Infrastructure Grant.
14 August 2019
Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) is one of the most iconic mountains, and tourist attractions in the UK; It is an inspirational space for fresh air, exercise and appreciation of the natural environment.
5 July 2019
Today Prince Charles visited Yr Ysgwrn and met Gerald Williams, Hedd Wyn’s nephew. Whilst being guided around the site the Prince had the opportunity to learn more about Hedd Wyn and the significance of Yr Ysgwrn.
14 June 2019
The first ever pan-Wales workshop on tourism ambassador schemes will be held next week. The workshop is a collaboration between Snowdonia National Park Authority and the Next Tourism Generation Project and will highlight the benefits of ambassador schemes. This free event - Tourism Ambassadors for Wales: Best Practice and Lessons Learnt – will take place on June 20th at the Imperial Hotel in Llandudno. Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, will welcome participating businesses, trade associations and destination managers.
13 June 2019
The Snowdonia National Park Authority each year produces a summary report of all our visitor (walkers) monitoring data. This data is collected, collated and presented by our Access Section.
21 May 2019
The winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2019, Europe’s most prestigious honour in the field, funded by the Creative Europe programme, were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage network.
15 May 2019
The first ever pan-Wales workshop on tourism ambassador schemes has been announced in Tourism Week. The workshop is a collaboration between Snowdonia National Park Authority and the Next Tourism Generation Project and will highlight the benefits of ambassador schemes.
23 April 2019
This March, 300 years had passed since the first firing of the former blast furnace at Dolgun near Dolgellau. As part of an arranged programme of events to mark the occasion the Snowdonia National Park Authority will hold an open day which will give local residents an opportunity to learn more about this remarkable site.
6 April 2019
This Saturday (6 April) marks the start of Discover National Parks Fortnight - a two-week celebration across the UK with events and experiences running throughout the Easter holidays to inspire people of all ages and interests to go outside and explore and learn more about these special places.
7 March 2019
This weekend a new exhibition developed as part of the “Cyfoeth ein Corsydd” peatland heritage project will be opened at Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd. The exhibition celebrates and raises awareness of Meirionnydd’s extraordinary peatland heritage.