Famed for its stunning landscape, Snowdonia in Wales, UK is one destination you can’t miss if you’re looking for a jam-packed adventure, in Europe. The National Park, known for the second highest mountain in the UK, Snowdon, is the perfect destination for anyone looking for an adrenaline-fuelled getaway.
But its popularity could also soon become its downfall. It’s facing a huge erosion problem with many of its footpaths in desperate need of repair. Speaking with ITV News, Rhys Thomas from the National Trust said:
Eroded paths are threatening Snowdonia’s fragile nature. If we don’t act now, it could be lost forever. More and more people are coming to enjoy the beautiful scenery in Snowdonia and walk our paths. On Snowdon, Wales’ highest mountain, we’ve seen the number of walkers double since 2007.
The National Trust oversees conservation efforts in Snowdonia and all of it 58,000 acres of mountain and farmland.
More than four million people visit Snowdonia every year and hundreds of thousands of pounds are spent to keep landscapes like Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons accessible to the public.
But due to its ever growing popularity, the scale of footpath damage has escalated and extra support is now needed to protect these areas.