Gwarchod y Copaon Gyda’n Gilydd

Ebrill 2016

The Season begins!

This week, our upland Ranger team have taken delivery of 75 tonnes of rock onto Scafell Pike.

Gathered from the surrounding fell sides, it will be used to repair erosion on the ever popular Brown Tongue route to the summit.

Great Gable Airlift


The team are planning to do 200 days of work on this route at a cost of around £42,000; this is only the start of the repair works and the plan is to carry on at this level for at least the next 5 years. So……………..

WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!

 

 

 

 

 

Consider donating as part of your challenge, It costs about £150 to repair 1 metre of pitching and there’s a lot of mountain to fix.

Volunteer your groups time, join the Rangers and help put something back. Now this is a proper challenge.

Follow our guidelines, if it ain’t eroded, it don’t need fixing – avoid shortcutting and keep to the pitched paths not on the grass to the side.

 

While you’re out and about on Scafell Pike you might notice these signs:

Path alignment sign

They’re part of a path re-alignment project across Wasdale. DON’T PANIC, the paths aren’t moving, we’re just adjusting the maps so that the line on your map will actually correspond with the path on the ground unlike this map of Hollowstones on Scafell Pike.

Hollowstones

Hopefully the changes made will help with navigation in the future and make maps more accurate and readable.

The signs will be removed in early May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wardeiniaid Gwirfoddol yn dychwelyd ar Yr Wyddfa

Da ni’n ffodus iawn yma ar Yr Wyddfa i gael Tim o Wardeiniaid Gwirfoddol ers dwy flynedd bellach a braf iawn oedd cael eu croesawu’n ol yn gynnar eleni ar gyfer y Pasg a’r tymor sydd i ddod.

Mae rol Warden Gwirfoddol yn un amrywiol iawn gyda pob diwrnod yn wahanol a heriol o bryd iw gilydd yn enwedig mewn tywydd eithafol! Mae’n cynnwys darparu gwybodaeth a chynghori’r cyhoedd ar y llwybrau yn ogystal a rhannu negeseuon pwysig ynglun a diogelwch ar y mynydd. Maent hefyd yn clirio sbwriel oddi ar y llwybrau prysuraf yn ogystal a gwneud gwaith cynnal a chadw.

Mae rhai wedi bod hefo ni ers eu sefydlu ond mae hi’n dda hefyd cael croesawu rhai newydd i’r tim!

Eleni mae yna ddeg o Wardeiniaid Gwirfoddol newydd wedi dechrau gyda ni felly cyn y Pasg cafwyd diwrnod i groesawu pawb gan rhoi rhywfaint o hyfforddiant iddynt tra’n mynd allan ar y mynydd.

Roedd hi’n wych gweld y Wardeiniaid Gwirfoddol sydd hefo ni ers y dechrau’n rhannu eu profiad a’r rhai newydd. Bu i ni gael sawl senario gwahanol allan mewn amryw o lefydd ar ein taith. Roedd hyn yn cynnwys y math o gyngor i roi i grwp o gerddwyr yn Bwlch y  Moch oedd eisiau gwybod yr elfennau ar Grib Goch yn ogystal a cynghori beicwyr mynydd ger Llyn Llydaw o’r cytundeb gwirfoddol sydd ar lwybrau’r Wyddfa .

Da ni’n gwerthfawrogi eu hymdrechion yn fawr yma ar Yr Wyddfa ac yn edrych ymlaen i weithio hefo nhw’n y tymor a gobeithio’r blynyddoedd sydd i ddod!

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Volunteer Wardens return on Snowdon!

We’re very fortunate here on Snowdon to have a team of Volunteer Wardens and we were delighted to welcome them back early this year for Easter and the new season ahead!

The role of a Volunteer Warden is diverse with every day different to the next. It can be challenging at times especially in extreme weather! The role includes providing information, advice regarding route choice and the importance of safety on the mountain whilst out on the busiest paths. They also do some path maintenance and litter picks which goes a long way towards reducing the problem.

Some have been with us from the start but it’s also great to welcome new faces to the team!

This year there’s ten new Volunteer Wardens joining the team so before Easter we had a day to welcome everyone and provide some training whilst out on the mountain.

It was great to see the Volunteer Wardens that’s been with us from the start sharing their experiences with the new group. We had a few scenarios whilst out in different locations on our journey. This included providing information to a group at Bwlch y Moch regarding the conditions on Grib Goch and talking to mountain bikers by Llyn Llydaw about the voluntary agreement on Snowdon.

We really appreciate all their efforts and commitments here on Snowdon and we look forward to working with them in the new season and hopefully years to come!

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