A view of the Mawddach Estuary on a clear spring day with woodland lining the shores.
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The Wardens’ Service falls within the Corporate Services Directorate and is responsible for a variety of areas that often involve working outdoors across the National Park.


Departmental responsibilities

  • Maintaining the diverse landscapes and habitats of the National Park.
  • Collaborating with farmers and landowners on issues such as conservation and access.
  • Developing and maintaining a series of promoted routes across the National Park.
  • Dealing with public access issues within the National Park.
  • Working with County Councils to maintain and improve the public right of way network.
  • Plan and undertake footpath restoration work, including stone pitching.
The Service's work

The Warden and Access Service work on the frontline, protecting Eryri.

Promoted routes
Over 50 routes have been developed by Eryri National Park Authority Wardens, including upland, woodland and coastal routes.
Public Rights of Way and Open Access Land
Working with County Councils to maintain public footpaths within the National Park as well as access to open land.
Llyn Tegid
Looking after Wales' largest natural lake. Llyn Tegid is a popular lake with windsurfers, paddleboarders, canoeists, swimmers and anglers.
Looking after Eryri
The Wardens' Service maintains miles and miles of paths throughout the National Park. Through initiatives such as Miles Without Stiles, Wardens aim to make Eryri as accessible as possible to residents and visitors from all walks of life.