Friday, 25 September 2015

Cardiff woman beats off global competition to be named Bardsey Island Manager | News

Cardiff woman beats off global competition to be named Bardsey Island Manager | News

 Those of you who know Aberdaron are aware of how important Bardsey Island is to the area. As an important site for pilgrimage in North Wales, visiting it forms a natural climax for many of our walkers' holidays. The strenuous (but hopefully very enjoyable) journey along the coast path is completed, and their reward is a boat journey to this beautiful and peaceful island, where the nearest thing to noise pollution is the sound of seals barking their greetings to one another.

Consequently, we're very glad to see that management of the island will continue to be in the hands of people who love it as much as everyone here. Sian Stacey, from Cardiff, first visited the island at age 10, and years later met her partner Mark there who now works at the Bird Observatory. Sian beat off competition from 300 other applicants to earn the post.

“Bardsey has always played a big part in my life and I’m honoured and excited to be a part of Bardsey’s life now." said Sian during an interview in the Daily Post.
“It’s such a beautiful, rugged, rich in wildlife, tiny island which is steeped in history, being able to experience these things every day will be a huge privilege.
“I’m looking forward to living on Bardsey and being part of the island community, meeting the people who visit and stay on the island and working hard to make sure that everybody enjoys all that Bardsey has to offer.”

Sian will begin her stewardship of the island this autumn. Croeso i Enlli Sian!

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Walking Opportunities in Conwy

Our customers spend most of their time on the Llŷn Coast Path and enjoy the delightful coastal scenery that it provides. However, visitors, especially overseas guests, are increasingly spending a few days in Snowdonia on their way home for a change of scenery and a chance to climb the iconic mount Snowdon. They also look for opportunities to meet local people as well as to follow local walking routes. I am glad to see that Conwy Council have again teamed up with the Conwy volunteers to provide an autumn walking programme that will enable our guests to fulfil all these requirements.

You can find a full programme of the upcoming walks here.

The walks are free, but a voluntary donation of £2 per person is much appreciated to help cover costs.