Llyndy Isaf farm
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.
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 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'.
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.