Our work

Llyndy Isaf farm

Llyndy Isaf in the heart of Snowdonia © National Trust

Llyndy Isaf in the heart of Snowdonia

Llyndy Isaf, an extraordinary 614-acre upland farm and home to the legend of the Welsh dragon was bought by donations to the Snowdonia Appeal early in 2012.

The successful £1 million fundraising campaign was supported by Welsh actor Mathew Rhys in his role as Snowdonia Appeal Ambassador.

More than 20,000 people donated to the cause, helping ensure this special place will be looked after for generations to come.

Annual scholarship

Caryl with her mentor Arwyn Owen at Llyndy Isaf © Keith Morris

Caryl with her mentor Arwyn Owen at Llyndy Isaf

In a unique arrangement with Wales Young Farmers Club, we will be providing an annual scholarship for a young farmer to gain valuable conservation-farming experience at Llyndy Isaf.

Our first ever Llyndy Isaf Scholar, Caryl Hughes and her sheepdog Mist moved into the farm in September 2013.

In late September 2014, after a one month handover period, Caryl will pass on the management of the farm to the next scholar, Tudur Parry.

Caryl Hughes, Llyndy Isaf Scholar

Caryl and her dog Mist surveying the stunning landscape of Llyndy © Keith Morris

Caryl and her dog Mist surveying the stunning landscape of Llyndy

Caryl has been busy buying in stock, repairing the 4km boundary fence and shearing lots of sheep! As her scholarship draws to an end this September she said: 'I will look back on my time at Llyndy with pride and the experience will live with me forever'.

Introducing the next Llyndy Isaf scholar...

Tudur Parry named as next Llynyd Isaf scholar at Royal Welsh Show

Tudur Parry, a young farmer from Garndolbenmaen wins the 2014 farming scholarship.

He'll move into Llyndy Isaf in September and is really looking forward to managing the farm.

When Caryl Hughes met Matthew Rhys

Hollywood actor Matthew Rhys rolls up his sleeves and helps out on the farm during a visit to Llyndy Isaf in June 2014.


Snowdonia appeal

The Watkin path on Snowdon

The Watkin path on Snowdon

It’s no surprise that this rich and dramatic landscape attracts such a high footfall each year. The Snowdonia Appeal allows us to maintain the paths ready for you to enjoy this very special place.

Our Rangers

Footpath maintenance, bridge building, and dry-stone walling, just some of the work carried out by our dedicated team who battle extreme weather and high altitudes to get the essential work done.