Sustainability

In recent years, more and more people have flocked to the mountains, to escape a faster pace of life. The extraordinary sense of space and freedom one can find in the mountains and valleys of Snowdonia is an important but entirely exhaustible resource.

As a company who bases a large portion of our income on tapping into this market of incomers, we must also assume the position of taking responsibility for the impacts our business may have on our local environment and community.

Below we have outlined the key areas where we have taken considered action to ensure our business is a force for good in Snowdonia and doesn’t fall fowl of contributing to the over use and abuse of our finite wilderness resources.

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LOCAL, ETHICAL AND TRACABLE SUPPLY CHAIN

  • Where possible, we will endeavour to use as many locally sourced ingredients as possible.

  • We will try to always use seasonally appropriate produce in our menus

  • By choosing our food suppliers carefully we aim to support ethical and sustainable practice in other businesses

Click here to view our current list of local suppliers

COMMERCIAL WASTE LIMITATION AND MANAGEMENT

  • Aim to limit our use of non-recyclable/non-compostable packaging as much as possible throughout our supply chain.

  • Where widely recyclable alternatives don’t exist  we will exploring ways to recycle/dispose of our waste privately.

  • From 2022, all of our documents will be online paperless documents

Click here to see how we manage our non-recyclable waste

AVOIDING 'HONEY POT' VENUES

  • Where possible we aim to use quieter venues for all our activities, avoiding honey pot areas to help reduce our impact on already over stretched resources.

  • We will not be offering any guided walks on the Snowdon Llanberis path, Miners path or the PYG track, between April 1st and October 1st 2022.

  • During this period, we will still offer guided Snowdon walks from the quieter western side of the mountain.

  • In both July and August 2022, we will not be offering any guided walks on Snowdon at all.

  • We are making it our mission to help raise awareness of other fantastic mountains to explore with our social media hashtag #Notsnowdon

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EDUCATE OUR VISITORS

  • Introducing welsh language into our sessions to help build a understanding of local culture and heritage.

  • Promoting the use of correct pronunciation of welsh words with our #Welshwednesdays social media initiative

  • Teach proper guidance for the use of the countryside focussing on litter management, wild toileting and interacting with farmland