Protecting and celebrating the Carneddau landscape.
The Carneddau mountain range is the northernmost area of the National Park.
The Carneddau is home to two of five peaks in Snowdonia taller than 3,000 feet—Carnedd Llywelyn and Carnedd Dafydd.
The area is also home to rare animals and plants, including iconic species such as the chough and the Carneddau ponies, as well as habitats such as montane heath – Wales’ tundra. There is also evidence of thousands of years of human activity and these remains are of international importance.
Carneddau Landscape Partnership Scheme
A partnership of organisations is delivering a 5-year scheme to help conserve the heritage of the Carneddau.
The landscape and biodiversity of the area is under pressure from climate change, shifts in land-use patterns, invasive species and human pressures. Traditional knowledge, place names and stories that connect people with the landscape are also at risk of being lost.
The Carneddau Landscape Partnership is a collection of organisations led by Snowdonia National Park. The scheme will help promote a positive future for the Carneddau by increasing understanding and enjoyment of its history, cultural traditions and wildlife.
It will conserve the area’s heritage by promoting sustainable land use that protects rare habitats, species and archaeological remains, and by recording place names and memories. A £1.7 million grant from the National Heritage Lottery Fund will help deliver the scheme, worth over £4 million, over the next few years.
Cronfa Gymunedol y Carneddau
Cronfa Gymunedol y Carneddau is the Carneddau Landscape Partnership’s grant programme for local not-for-profit groups and organizations.Grants of between £200 – £5000 are available for small to medium-sized projects that align with the aims and objectives of the Carneddau Landscape Partnership Scheme.
- Snowdonia National Park Authority
Snowdonia National Park Authority is working to secure a sustainable future for the National Park.
- Natural Resources Wales
Natural Resources Wales is an organisation focusing on many environmental issues in Wales.
- National Trust
The National Trust looks after and cares for places to ensure people and nature thrive.
Cadw is responsible for protecting and caring for the historic environment of Wales, which includes ancient monuments such as castles, industrial remains and World Heritage Sites.
- Snowdonia Society
The Snowdonia Society is a conservation charity working with local communities, businesses, organisations and public bodies to look after Snowdonia National Park.
- National Lottery Heritage Fund. The scheme has been made possible through a £1.7m grant from the The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The National Lottery Heritage Fund finances heritage projects to enhance and celebrate heritage throughout Britain
- Abergwyngregyn Regeneration Company
- Bangor University (Henfaes Research Centre)
- British Mountaineering Council
- Carneddau Pony Society
- Conwy Culture Centre
- Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW)
- Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
- Gwynedd Council
- National Farmers Union (NFU)
- Outdoor Partnership
- Partneriaeth Ogwen
- Penmaenmawr Museum
- Plantlife Cymru
- PONT Cymru
- Sheffield University (Department of Archaeology)