Carneddau and Ogwen: what future?

Posted by Elfyn Jones on 12/02/2014
Castell y Gwynt above Ogwen - what future?

Snowdonia National Park is consulting on proposals to apply for funds to the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to create a plan and vision for the way these important mountain areas should be managed for future generations.

The National Park is seeking the views and opinions of recreational users, local inhabitants, farmers, conservationists and anyone with an interest in order to create a future vision and seek funds for the future managment of these popular Welsh mountain areas.

What is important to you about Y Carneddau and Ogwen and surrounding areas? What is the best way to appreciate and to protect these mountains? What are your concerns about the future of these areas? These are just some of the questions being asked by planners at Snowdonia National Park in advance of a series of open public consultations regarding future plans for these areas.

Some of the issues that have exercised recreational users and conservationists in the past include footpath erosion, off-road motor cycling, impact of energy developments –including power lines and hydro-schemes, over-grazing, challenge events, low-flying military aircraft and helicopters, new visitor centers, car-parking and a myriad of other issues.

The National Park is now asking “is it appropriate to put together a long term plan for Y Carneddau & Ogwen?” and is inviting those with an interest to come along to a series of open meetings and drop-in sessions to express their views.

To voice your opinion or find out more, go along to one of the following locations. There will be drop in sessions between 4.30 and 6pm with an open meeting at 7pm.

Wednesday 12 February:  The Guildhall, Conwy LL32 8LD

Monday 17 February:  Penmaenmawr Community Centre LL34 6AB

Wednesday 19 February:  Church Insitute, Llanfairfechan LL33 0AE

Wednesday 26 February:  Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig LL4 0ET

Thursday 27 February:  Bethesda RFC. Bethesda LL57 3NE

BMC will be attending some of these meeting to ensure that the interest of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers are heard but why not turn up yourself to have a say?

More information on the Snowdonia National Park website



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