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 Farm Manager, Caryl Hughes and her sheepdog Mist moved in to the farm in September 2013 and will stay to manage the land for 12 months until she passes the keys over to the next winner to be announced at the Royal Welsh Show in 2014.
 

Caryl Hughes Llyndy Isaf farm manager

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 who has settled in well and is hard at work  managing the farm said: 'I’m sure I will look back on the scholarship with pride and the experience will live with me forever'.
 

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.

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