Thursday, 13 September 2012

Leap into Action for charity at Snowdonia Walking Festival

Walkers everywhere are invited to come and enjoy the majestic beauty of Snowdonia – and help raise vital funds at the same time!

Helicopter charity Wales Air Ambulance, which is currently campaigning to upgrade its Welshpool-based aircraft, has teamed up with the Snowdonia National Park Authority to offer 12 spectacular walks across Snowdonia this October.

Each walk will be guided by local experts, exploring Snowdonia’s archaeological sites, breath-taking scenery, and of course Wales’ highest peak, Snowdon. 

There are walks to suit people of all abilities, from the challenging ‘Pig Track’ of Snowdon to well-prepared, leisurely footpaths that are accessible to all.  

Wales Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager Lynne Garlick said: “The Snowdonia Walking Festival is the perfect opportunity to explore a beautiful part of Wales, while helping to support the lifesaving work of the three air ambulances. We would also like to invite businesses to take part. The festival is a great way to fundraise with colleagues; there are corporate walk packages available for a fantastic, charitable team-building day.”

Wales Air Ambulance is a registered charity that relies solely on donations to raise £6 million every year to keep the helicopters flying.

Lynne added: “The walking festival has been organised with the help of local businesses and organisations as a way to embrace a vital Welsh charity and the Welsh countryside.

The festival runs from 12 – 14 October. Each walk costs between £15-20 per person, children under 16 go free. Walkers need to sign up to take part, and will receive a special Wales Air Ambulance pack to help them enjoy their day.

Bookings and enquiries are taken by Snowdonia National Park. Call Alun Roberts on 01766 772238 or email For more information please visit

For more information on the Wales Air Ambulance please contact Christina Rankin-Moore at

1 comment:

  1. Please give to the Wales Air Ambulance charity and participate in the walking festival to support this worthy cause. The air ambulance needs a lot of money to keep flying, and we all need it. Besdies, the pyg track at Snowdonia is beautiful this time of year!