Connecting local communities to the landscape

Footpaths connect people to nature, heritage and history, including rare wildlife, important habitats and archaeological sites. Using existing public rights of way, this project is making discreet improvements to footpaths and signage along low-level routes to make the Carneddau more accessible to local communities whilst preserving the wild spirit of the landscape. Improving access to local routes through better signage, repairing sections of paths in poor condition and replacing obstacles such as restrictive stiles and gates with manageable alternatives will make low-level routes more accessible to local communities.
Safer paths
For example at Tal y Braich, where the standard of the bridleway will be improved, as will safety measures for crossing the A5.
Protecting fragile habitats
Redirecting part of Tal y Braich's right of way to protect some of the best-quality blanket bog in Eryri (Snowdonia).
Accessible paths
Improvements at Rhaeadr Fawr, Abergwyngregyn will benefit users of the accessible path to the waterfalls, and new routes will be developed.
Partnership working

The scheme will work with tenant farmers to improve the harmonisation of farming and outdoor recreation. This will be achieved by improving waymarking to encourage users to follow routes and installing self-closing gates to prevent livestock from escaping if gates are left open.

Sharing information

High-quality interpretation, health and wellbeing initiatives and new learning resources will encourage local people and schools to find out about the area’s nature and heritage whilst getting active outdoors. Local volunteers will help care for paths close to home, by working closely with the Eryri National Park Authority, the National Trust and Snowdonia Society, where learning and training opportunities will be developed to inspire interest and action.

Public transport can be used to link communities, towns and villages surrounding the Carneddau. See below for information on local transport links.

Local transport links
Know your Countryside Code

Respect people and the landscape by following the Countryside Code. Learn about waymarking symbols and their meaning by downloading the resource below.

The Countryside Code
How can you get involved?

Get outdoors and discover the landscape on existing rights of way.

Get involved in our Carneddau Voices project to find out more about the place names, stories, myths and legends of this landscape.

Become an ambassador through the Eryri Ambassador Scheme.

Get in touch to volunteer to care for our footpaths.

Record the invasive species you see by following the link to Cofnod.

Have you spotted archaeological remains and are wondering what they are? Visit the LiDaR portal (coming soon) and see if they’ve been registered.

Get outdoors and discover the landscape on existing rights of way.

Become an ambassador through the Eryri Ambassador Scheme.

Record the invasive species you see by following the link to Cofnod.

Get involved in our Carneddau Voices project to find out more about the place names, stories, myths and legends of this landscape.

Get in touch to volunteer to care for our footpaths.

Have you spotted archaeological remains and are wondering what they are? Visit the LiDaR portal (coming soon) and see if they’ve been registered.