The initial work which will include rebuilding sections of stone wall alongside the A4086 road in Nant Peris and providing a boardwalk and footpath behind the wall to create a new link footpath between the car park and the bunkhouse should be completed by the end of March.
The scheme is being funded and managed as a partnership between the Snowdonia National Park and the Snowdonia Green Key project which is supported by Gwynedd Council, Conwy County Borough Council, Countryside Council for Wales, Visit Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government. In the past, the Green Key project has introduced a number of schemes including developing improved bus interchanges, bus shelters, footway links and car parks.
Billy Lee of the Snowdonia Green Key Initiative said:
“We are confident that when complete, the footpath will provide a wonderful resource for those wishing to enjoy walking in this part of Snowdonia.
“This project is part of the wider Snowdonia Green Key initiative, which aims to sustainably satisfy the growing demand by people to enjoy the National Park area by improving, integrating and creating more flexibility within available transport options.”
It is hoped that as part of the Cylchdaith yr Wyddfa proposal, it will in the future be possible to link up and improve sections of the path which runs on the south side of the river between Gwastadnant and Pen y Pass so as to enable walkers to park in the Nant Peris car park and walk off-road up to Pen y Pass.