New Idwal Visitor Centre

The Cwm Idwal Partnership has organised a series of meetings where it will be possible to learn more about their work in the Cwm and comment on the design of their planned new visitor centre building.

Y Garn and Llyn Idwal, 146 kb
Y Garn and Llyn Idwal
© Dan Bailey

The Partnership's main aims are to create a gateway to the Cwm at the popular walker's and climber's access point by building a new higher quality facility to replace the current building; to have much better facilities to support visits to the area, especially by groups of young people; and to 'interpret' Cwm Idwal and provide up to date information.

The Cwm Idwal Partnership brings together the Countryside Council for Wales (leading on ecological survey and monitoring issues), the National Trust (leading on site infrastructure – e.g. work to maintain paths) and Snowdonia National Park Authority (leading on access and interpretation).

The spectacular amphitheatre of Cwm Idwal was Wales' first National Nature Reserve (NNR) and forms part of the Glyderau and Cwm Idwal Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Since 1998, grazing by sheep here has been greatly reduced under management agreements, helping to protect and maintain the rare arctic alpine plant species found in the Cwm. It is a popular venue for students studying the effects of glaciation, and a favourite among walkers, scramblers and climbers.

Meetings to discuss The Partnership's future plans will be held on:

Monday April 4th, 7.00pm, Capel Curig Community Centre

Tuesday April 5th, 7.00pm, Plas y Brenin

Wednesday April 6th, 7.00pm, Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda

Two drop-in sessions have also been organised:

Tuesday April 5th, 11.00 – 5.00pm, Ty'n y Coed Hotel

Thursday April 7th, 10.00 – 4.00pm, Neuadd Ogwen

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