Visiting Snowdonia

Warden Service


Warden Bulletins

Click on the links below for updates of what our Wardens get up to. Bulletins will be posted regularly in different areas of the Snowdonia National Park to show the array of work our staff perform and what benefits that brings to the local environment and economy.

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Nature Survey Training

24 June 2017

The two recent Bird and Otter survey training events held at the Llyn Tegid Warden Centre proved to be very popular and well attended by many volunteers and coordinators.

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The New Gate

Pony Path Gates

1 March 2017

A recent project to replace some of the old standard gates on the Pony Path with new hand-crafted gates that are more in-keeping with the traditional mountain gates.

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Penmaenpool's New Garden Wall

16 January 2017

During 2015-16, I decided to build a wall to celebrate the wealth of old names of pools on our local rivers, as part of our responsibility as wardens to safeguard and promote an understanding of our rich cultural heritage. I built it as part of a Grow Wild project to recreate a wildflower garden which, with the help of local schoolchildren and volunteers, is taking shape.

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Copaon Cymru

Copaon Cymru

14 December 2016

On the evening of Thursday, the 13th October at Plas Tan y Bwlch, following almost two years of work, “Copaon Cymru” saw the light of day for the first time.

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The Snail and its Eggs

The Glutinous Snail Project

14 November 2016

Now that the busy summer months are behind us, the Wardens here at Llyn Tegid can now turn their focus to other issues regarding conservation and recreation. Whilst the upgrading of furniture on our Leisure Network and promoted paths will carry on throughout the winter an interesting conservation project has begun to try and understand more about one of the rarest species at Llyn Tegid.

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Snowdon Volunteers (© SNPA)

End of the season for the Volunteer Wardens

27 October 2016

A big thank you from Snowdon Warden, Carwyn ap Myrddin and the SNPA to all our volunteer wardens.

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Young Rangers (© SNPA)

Young Rangers

26 October 2016

This Autumn the Snowdonia National Park Authority and the Outdoor Partnership have joined forces to pilot an exciting new Young Ranger scheme.

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Miles without Stiles

26 October 2016

The Rights of Way footpath network in the Bala, Penllyn area has seen a lot of changes over the last few years, not least the disappearance of wooden stiles. The Llyn Tegid wardens have been active in replacing numerous stiles with the now familiar new user friendly metal self-closing gates, making access to the countryside easier for all.

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Cyffdy Himalayan Balsam Project

11 October 2016

Results of a research project into the success of different methods of controlling Himalayan Balsam. A blog written by the Llyn Tegid Foreshore Supervisor, Rhodri Dwyfor Parry.

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The Snowdon Race Team (© SNPA)

Snowdon Race

3 August 2016

The Snowdon Race is a big day for Llanberis and the surrounding area each year. Hundreds turn out to watch and support the runners starting from the village and to cheer them on their way back down to finish. Many are also seen on the Llanberis path towards Snowdon summit to have a close look at the runners as they do their best to cope with the harsh elements of the race on the mountain.

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A Talk from Bill

Migneint Water Vole Survey

25 July 2016

Successful day at this year's Migneint Water Vole survey

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Some of the volunteers

Big Dee Day

14 July 2016

Successful day at this years 'Big Dee Day' in Bala

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Presenting the Cheque

Bala Challenge Charity Walk

27 June 2016

'Lets Walk Gwynedd' walking group raise money for Welsh Air Ambulance by taking part in the Bala Challenge walking event

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New bridge construction at Cwm Cywarch

New Footbridge at Cwm Cywarch

15 June 2016

Several of southern Snowdonia’s Area Wardens, along with one of our footpath teams, have been busy replacing a footbridge in Cwm Cywarch in the parish of Dinas Mawddwy.

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Boma7 near Cwm Idwal

The All Terrain Mobility Beast

14 June 2016

Warden Alan Pritchard and Larry Beale of Molten Rock Engineering test the capabilities of the Boma7 - an all-terrain wheelchair - in Cwm Idwal

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New York University volunteers clearing Rhodedendron

Going International

9 May 2016

Rhys Wheldon-Roberts – Assistant Warden on Snowdon – has been working with a group of volunteers who came all the way from New York University in America.

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