Special delivery: One new footpath – in kit form!

When Caryl Mair Hughes moved onto Llyndy Isaf in Snowdonia she noticed: “One of the first jobs that needed to be done was arranging to repair the southern boundary fence, which is 4km long.”  It was easier said than done!

Helicopter drops building supplies high in Snowdonia Credit: National Trust/Lowri Roberts

Helicopter drops building supplies high in Snowdonia
Credit: National Trust/Lowri Roberts

Llyndy Isaf is an upland farm owned by us and managed by Caryl, our first ‘farm scholar’.  She won a Wales Young Farmers’ Club competition for the opportunity last year and has made a terrific impact in her first few months.

Work had already started on the zig-zag path and boundary fence on the farm, but much more needed to be done.  No lorry could negotiate the rough terrain so, despite heavy weather, the Snowdonia ranger team knew the only way to deliver the heavy building materials was by helicopter.

It took a tremendous team effort from rangers on the ground to guide the unorthodox delivery of wooden fence posts and stone… but they did it before the ‘serious’ winter weather set in.  So, now, the conservation work in some of the most beautiful uplands that we care for can continue – come rain or shine.

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