Snowdonia National Park Authority are currently consulting with the public on an idea to apply for Heritage Lottery Funding for a management plan to help celebrate and protect one of the prime mountain landscapes of Wales.
The Landscape Partnership Project, run by the Heritage Lottery Fund, gives cash to schemes which protect special areas. In North Wales it has already funded the Heather and Hillforts project in the Clwydian Range and the Llŷn Landscape Partnership on the Llŷn Peninsula.
Now Snowdonia National Park Authority, the National Trust and Natural Resources Wales are eager to find out whether it would be 'appropriate and timely' to put together a long-term plan which to celebrate the landscape and heritage of Y Carneddau and Ogwen.
On behalf of the Partnership, Emyr Williams, Snowdonia National Park Authority’s Director of Land Management said:
'The Carneddau and Ogwen area is rich in its landscape, its history, its traditions, its industries, its communities and wildlife, and our intention is to see if there is interest from people in the area to celebrate this.'
'In the series of public meetings, we will be asking for example what are the most important treasures of Y Carneddau and Ogwen? How can we ensure that more people and future generations will understand and appreciate the area? Do we need to consider developing and fostering traditional skills to protect the heritage of y Carneddau and Ogwen?'
'If there is interest, we can then proceed with preparing an application for lottery funding to develop the scheme, which in turn will hopefully improve people’s understanding of the area, improve local skills and improve the environment.'
To find out more or to voice an opinion, members of the public are being invited to a series of meetings and drop-in sessions at:
• Wednesday 12 Feb, The Guildhall, Conwy
• Monday 17 Feb, Penmaenmawr Community Centre
• Wednesday 19 Feb, Church Institute, Llanfairfechan
• Wednesday 26 Feb, Plas Y Brenin Centre, Capel Curig
• Thursday 27 Feb, Bethesda Rugby Club, Bethesda
Drop-in sessions will be held at 4.30 and 6pm, and meetings will begin at 7pm
For further info contact Rhys Owen, Snowdonia National Park Authority, 01766 770274 or email@example.com.