Cynllun Eryri (pronounced “cun-thl-een err-uhh-ree”) reflects a change in the approach taken by theNational Park Authority in creating a plan for managing Snowdonia. The plan has been developed in thetrue spirit of partnership

We’ve worked closely to develop Cynllun Eryri not only with those organisations with statutory responsibilities, but with all organisations involved in some way in looking after Snowdonia for future generations. By working together we believe we can achieve great things.

Why do we need a National Park Plan?

The National Park is a very special place, and managing this vast geographic area (823 square metres), with the many and numerous conflicting demands upon it takes great care and attention. That is why we need this Plan. It sets out how we and our partners will work together to carefully balance these important considerations, and protect the area and its Special Qualities from harm. It sets out how we will all work together to deliver the National Park Purposes.

Although the Plan is a statutory document – a document required by law through the Environment Act of 1995 – we have written this Plan with a deep feeling of duty and passion to protect and care for Snowdonia and its communities

What is a National Park?

National Parks are special areas of our country that are protected because of their exceptional countryside, wildlife and cultural heritage. They are the natural jewels and treasures of Wales and the United Kingdom. They are our most stunning, breath-taking examples of rugged, natural beauty. They encompass our rarest and most distinctive habitats and wildlife. National Parks are living, breathing landscapes – where the heritage interactions of humans and nature are part of what make these areas so special. People and their traditions are part of these landscapes. They are places to enjoy, to find peace, to find adventure and to make us feel alive.


Within the delivery of Cynllun Eryri, as well as Fforwm Eryri, there are several other Partnerships in existence which are working towards the set objectives, those being:

Partneriaeth Yr Wyddfa/Snowdon Partnership, lead partner SNPA: Tourism Association Betws y Coed; NRW; CESS; FUW; CLA; Partneriaeth Awyr Agored; Cyngor Gwynedd; Cyngor Conwy; NT; Tourism Association Beddgelert; Eryri Bywiol; Hwb Eryri; Rheilffordd Yr Wyddfa; Tîm Achyb Mynydd; NFU; Bukeley Estates; YHA Pen y Pass.

Carneddau Landscape Partnership 2020 – 2025, lead partner SNPA: Core Partners: Cadw, National Trust, Natural Resources Wales, Snowdonia Society. Delivery partners: Abergwyngregyn Regeneration Company; Bangor University (Henfaes Research Centre, University Farm); British Mountaineering Council; Conwy Borough County Council (Conwy Culture Centre); Cyngor Gwynedd; Cymdeithas Enwau Lleoedd / Welsh Place-name Society; Gwynedd Archaeological Trust; Outdoor Partnership; Partneriaeth Ogwen; Penmaenmawr Museum and Historical Society; Plantlife Cymru; PONT Cymru; RSPB; Snowdonia Active; University of Sheffield (Department of Archaeology); Carneddau Pony Association; Farmers’ Union Wales; National Farming Union Wales.


Cwm Idwal Partnership, lead partner NT: SNPA & NRW

 EU LIFE Celtic Rainforest Project 2020-2025 lead partner SNPA: Welsh Government, RSPB, Woodland Trust.

Local Nature Partnership, Lead Partner SNPA: YNGC/ NWWT; Llais y Goedwig; Cadw Cymru’n Daclus / Keep Wales Tidy; Y Dref Werdd; Cymdeithas Eryri / Snowdonia Society; LNP Cymru; GIG / NHS; BTO; WCVA; Hafal; Cyngor Gwynedd / Gwynedd Council; CNC / NRW; RSPB; Snowdonia Active; Plant Life; Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn; Woodland Trust / Coed Cadw; FSC / Rhyd y Creuau; Baileys and Partners; Red Squirrel Survival Trust; Cofnod; HGC / NWP; Coed Lleol Small Woods Wales; Butterfly Conservation; CADW; Mantell Gwynedd; LNP Conwy.