'Pitch in' for Snowdnia's paths

Ranger with a pick-axe working on footpath repairs, South Ridge of Snowdon in the background.

Get involved and learn more about the art of repairing footpaths by joining one of our monthly ‘pitching in’ days in Snowodnia.

Snowdonia’s paths are at risk due to high footfall and rainfall, the perfect recipe for erosion. Erosion can cause unsightly scars on the landscape and also damage precious upland habitats.

Join the team

We’ll be working in partnership with Snowdonia Society to offer a series of ‘pitching in’ days, that focus on a different path each month.  If you’d like to enjoy fantastic scenery and get a good workout, why not join our team and help keep our stone pitched paths in tip top condition?

Footpath Ranger, Ned Feesey said “These volunteer days are all about seeing what’s involved with footpath work and giving something back to the beautiful area we all enjoy and love. We really want people to come and have a go at what we do, you don't have to be super fit, there are so many jobs that anyone can make a helpful a contribution."

The monthly ‘pitching in’ days will run on the first Saturday of each month from March - July, check out the events listed below for more information. 

Making progress

Thanks to a successful appeal to raise £250,000 in 2017, our team have been able to start tackling the worst affected areas and the ‘pitching in’ days aim to build on this work.

Footpath Ranger, Ned Feesey said, "The going has been tough, but we’ve managed to repair a significant amount, focussing on the higher slopes of Snowdon and Tryfan, where we’ve been closing-up and reseeding several erosion scars - one of which was 20 metres in diameter."

Ned added "There's still lots more left to do and if you feel like you have the time to give, that would be a huge help."

For more information or to reserve a place on the 'pitchin in' days contact the team.  

Upcoming events

Pitch in at Cwm Tryfan

Sat 03 Mar 2018
09:00-16:00
Help us prevent erosion in Cwm Tryfan by building new drains, landscaping and widening sections of the path. We will also block-off and landscape a maze of "desire-lines" that are in danger of creating a new erosion scar.

Pitch in at Llyn Dinas

Sat 07 Apr 2018
09:00-16:00
Enjoy spectacular views of the Nant Gwynant valley and learn about the importance of water management and landscaping as we put the finishing touches to a recently finished section of footpath.

Pitch in at Glyder Fawr

Sat 05 May 2018
09:00-16:00
Spend the bank holiday working your way through Cwm Idwal, the Devil's Kitchen up to Glyder Fawr while undertaking footpath maintenance and repair work along the way.

Pitch in at Cwm Bychan

Sat 02 Jun 2018
09:00-16:00
Help us carry out maintenance and re-establish an eroded section of footpath along the historically industrial Cwm Bychan valley.

Pitch in at the Watkin Path

Sat 07 Jul 2018
09:00-16:00
Choose between carrying out a drain run along the iconic Watkin path, or helping to landscape some newly installed stepping stones at Blychau Terfyn on the way over to Craflwyn.