Conservation at Llyn Gwynant

Here at Llyn Gwynant our mission is “To help people enjoy a beautiful place”. We want to protect this place, not spoil it, so future generations can enjoy its magic too. We are proud to conserve one of the loveliest places on earth.  Clough Williams-Ellis bought this farm in the 1930’s to protect the lakeside from unsuitable development then gifted the top of the farm to the National Trust as part of his campaign for a Snowdonia National Park. Later his daughter Charlotte, a biologist and also a keen conservationist handed it on to her daughter who works with others to preserve this lovely place.

There are vestiges of very ancient woodlands on Hafod Lwyfog farm, that were once very dense. We have fenced off many acres of woodland and planted thousands of trees to restore this.  Our waste and water treatment plants are state-of-the art and respectful of the land, and heating comes from biomass (woodchip and log) boilers. The campsite is not over developed because this natural place must not be spoiled: we want this to be green fields and woodland when no-one is here.