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Carneddau Landscape Partnership



Projects within the scheme:

  1. Cylchdaith y Carneddau – Circular Tour 
    Establish a multi-day tour on existing Rights of Way, access improvements, promotion and creating digital and printed interpretation resources.
  2. Grazed Uplands
    Ffridd and mountain fringe improvements, conservation for and recording of chough and gorse and bracken clearance from archaeological sites.
  3. Landscape of Neolithic Axes
    Public archaeology exploring 6,000 year old stone quarries and the beautiful axes that were traded and exchanged over long distances across Britain.
  4. LiDAR Citizen Science
    Discovering and mapping archaeology, peatlands and landscape features using a new 3D aerial laser scan of the entire Carneddau landscape.
  5. Meadows
    Restoring upland meadows which are important feeding grounds for rare birds including the twite. Establishing and supporting flower rich valley-side meadows to increase biodiversity and help pollinators.
  6. The Water Cycle: Peat and Rivers
    Improving riverside corridors, removing invasive Himalayan Balsam, repairing peatland, raising awareness of the environmental importance of peatland, lake and river habitats and analysing ancient pollen in peat to understand landscape change.
  7. Trees and Woodland
    Planting trees in specific areas to improve the connectivity of habitats and biodiversity and recording ancient trees, establishing small nurseries to plant local trees and remove evasive Rhododendron.
  8. Skylines
    Promote awareness of the distinctive high summits and ridges and knowledge of their special heritage and wildlife including bronze age burial cairns and ancient arctic and alpine plant habitats.
  9. Carneddau Voices and Place Names
    A research and oral history project which will share stories, memories and information about Carneddau farming communities with a wider audience.

Oak woodland (© SNPA)